(July 25, 1937 – May 29, 2021)
Billy Pope, age 83, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Temple, Texas.
He was born on July 25, 1937, in Grape Creek in Tom Green County to Joseph Ernest and Ottie Belle Pope. He married Patsy Ellison on February 22, 1963 in Big Lake, Texas. For 26 years he served the youth of Comanche as a coach, teacher and principal. Prior to moving to Comanche he coached in Barnhart, Cross Plains, and Big Lake, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He spent countless hours and miles attending the activities of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. After retirement, he and his wife loved to travel and fish. Billy was a member of Board Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Pope; daughter, Mitzi Hughey and husband Frank of Comanche; son, Steve Pope and wife Carol of Flatonia; grandchildren: Cody and wife KC Clements of Christoval; Cayce Clements of Georgetown; Tyler Pope of Abilene; and Jessie Pope of Flatonia; great grandchildren, Carsyn and Connor Clements and Gracie Hamilton and several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Joseph and Ottie Belle Pope; and three brothers, J.D., Howard, William and one sister, Rosa Belle.
Lunch for the family will served at Board Church following the chapel service.
If desired, family requests memorials be made to West Texas Boys Ranch, 10223 Boys Ranch Rd,
San Angelo, Texas 76904.
Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at the Comanche Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Burns and Jim Hall officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Grape Creek CEMETERY in Comanche County.