I met Mr.Pope at Country Gables (my motherinlaw was a resident) Immediately loved his smile, his hugs and he was special to me. He would always say, I'm so glad to see you and when I would respond the same, his line was always " It's nice to be seen" I never left there without telling him goodbye. Goodbye Mr. Pope.
I remember his visits to Castlen Elementary while I was First Aid volunteer. Always had a good word for everyone. Treasure the memories. Always wore a plaid shirt.
Loving Jesus, Aninha and Keith
Mr. R.L. was truly an icon in the Grand Bay Community and at First Baptist Church. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his dear friends and to his family, Charlene and Tim Carpenter and Mary Ellen Williams
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. My mother passed away a few short hours before Mr.Pope at Country Gables. I called him the official "greeter" for the facility. He was always on the front porch in the rocking chair and later just inside facing the door. He had a hug for me and candy in his pocket for my grandson.I know he'll be missed greatly. Regina Graham Norris
R L you will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. We have known you for many years and will always treasure your friendship. You were an asset to our community. Will be missed by all.
Jimmy and I got reaquainted with Mr. Pope while he was at Country Gables. He was a good and lifelong friend to my Mom, Phyllis and I know his family will miss him. Joy Moore Hansel
You were a wonderful man Mr. R.L. You will be greatly missed by many. But you are now sitting in Heaven with your wife with that beautiful smile on your face. You will truly be missed.
You will be missed with that wonderful smile and friendly person that you are. RIP Mr. R.L.we love you in Grand Bay. See you again one day.
great guy he loved his community and the people in it
We are better people from knowing R. L. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I used to be a pre school teacher at First Baptist. At least 2 times a week Mr.R.L. used to stop by and pass out candy to my class. Oh how he loved to see those children and they loved to see him coming. You will truly be missed.