Marvin Pope Sr.

GASTONIA - Marvin "Pop" James Pope Sr., 67, passed away March 30, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

He is the son of the late Homer and Lucy Elliott Pope.

Pop was a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a great friend to everyone who knew him. Pop was loved by many.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Pope; son, Marvin "Dude" Pope Jr.; daughters, Lisa Whitesides and husband, Darren, Marvenia York and hus-band, James; stepdaughters, Elaine Helms and husband, Danny, Lisa Thornburg, Jennifer McTaggart, Crystal Judd; brothers, Ronald and Earl Pope; sisters, Beulah Bolick, Trula Bryson, Vergie Jenkins, Jean Camp, Juanita "Punk" Hilton, Rachel McGaha, Hazel Blackwelder; grandchildren, Mindy Pope (daughter at heart), Kristen W. Moore, Cortney Pope, Eleni and Chance York; 15 step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springwood Church of God with Pastor Michael Merritt and Pastor Randy Sutherland.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Gardens Mausoleum.

In addition to his parents, Pop was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Hester Pope; brother, Harold Pope; sisters, Margie Chastain, Jessie Mae.

Memorials may be made to Springwood Church of God, Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056.

Condolences may be sent online to

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-5301

Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 2, 2013