John Michael Pope, age 69, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He was born Nov. 21, 1944 to Barney Aubrey Pyles and Fannie Mae Pope in Homestead. John graduated from South Dade High School. After graduation, he served our country faithfully in the United States Navy. He was a police officer for the Florida City P.D. and later became an ordained minister. John lived in Leonia for the past three years and was a member of West Pittman Baptist Church. He had a lifelong interest in horticulture. John loved to help others and he touched many lives.
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John is survived by two daughters, Kendra Marie Pope and Tiffany Nicole Pope of Dowagiac, MI; one nephew, William (Kenny) Pyles and wife Susan of Westville; one niece, Ramona Crews of Bronson and one grandchild.
Memorial services were held Sunday, June 8, 2014, beginning at 2 p.m. at West Pittman Baptist Church, 1603 Bradley Road, Westville, with Pastor Eddie Eaton officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on June 11, 2014