Saturday, March 01, 2008

Rickey Pope Passes

It is with great sorrow that we learn that Rickey Pope died. All of us remember Rickey as a very fine person and a real talent on the football field. I always felt confident when Rickey was in the huddle. -Ed

Rickey James Pope

Mr. Pope, 72, died at Huntersville Oaks after a courageous fight with Brain Cancer. A native of Mecklenburg County, he was born in Charlotte, NC on April 3, 1935 son of the late James Pope and Elizabeth Henderson Pope. He was a United States Army Veteran and attended Charlotte College. He retired from AT&T (Alcatel-Lucent) after 30 years of service. Mr. Pope is survived by his wife, Doris Scronce Pope; daughters, Tracy Case, Terry Burgess and husband, Chris Burgess; son, Marcus Pope; stepdaughters, Lori Bogan Brown; Stacie Bogan Wolfe and husband, Edward Wolfe; four grandchildren, Chad Case, Kalyn Case, Taylor Fossett, Randi Fossett, five step grandchildren, Jennifer Norwood, Michael Brown, Dillon Brown, Wesley Wolfe, Joshua Wolfe, Lauren Burgess and Halen Burgess; and sister, Jackie Yandle of Conway, SC.The family wishes to thank the staff at Huntersville Oaks and Hospice of Lake Norman for their generosity and kindness. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Chapel of St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at J. B. Tallent Funeral Service, 1937 Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. Memorial donations may be made to "The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center", Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710, Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith Street, Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036, The Humane Society of Charlotte, NC, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203. Condolences may be shared on line J. B. Tallent Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Pope. Published in the Charlotte Observer on 3/1/2008.