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James E. Pope

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James E. Pope Obituary
December 24, 1946 - February 28, 2017 James Elmer Pope passed away on February 28, 2017, at the age of 70. He died peacefully at his elder daughter's home in Nuevo, CA, in the company of family. Born in Columbia, Tennessee, he was 1 of 5 children of William Arthur and Lucille Pope. He spent his childhood in Tennessee before enlisting in the Navy at age 18. After serving honorably, including multiple combat tours during the Vietnam War, and having received the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with a Bronze Star, he retired from the Navy in 1971. Upon his departure from active duty, Jim entered the Naval Reserve and took up residence in Lakewood, CA. He was employed as a Field Technician (Pole Climber) for Pacific Bell/SBC for more than 30 years before retiring in Hawaiian Gardens, CA. Mr. Pope is survived by his 3 adult children, son James Pope Jr., daughters Janice Tremblay and Jocelyn Krist; and his 6 grandchildren, grandson Gilbert Marquez, and granddaughters Madison Tremblay, Aillee Pope, Rubi-Mae Pope, Reagan Krist and Devyn Krist; as well as his brother Michael Pope, of Columbia, TN.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2017
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