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Oakland Christian Church/ Newman Memorial Cemetery
Wednesday March 27th, 2019

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Leroy Pope

Leroy Pope III, age 77, went to be with the lord on the 21st of March peacefully at his farm on the Chuckatuck Creek.Heaven is closer in a house by the Creek. He was the son of the late Leroy Pope Jr. and Mary Alice Woodward Pope and preceded by brother James Pope and brother-in-law Dwight Eddy.

Roy was born in Richmond, where he resided until graduation from Thomas Dale HS in 1960.  He served in the US Coast Guard until 1964 prior to graduation from ODU in 1968 where he had met his wife Evangelyn Eddy Pope.  After college, he worked for 35 years as a Marine Designer for Newport News Ship Building, JJH, and AMSEC.

Roy is survived by his wife of 50 years Evangelyn Eddy Pope, his sons Keith Alan Pope and Alec Wayne Pope (Michael), grandchildren Zan, Zachary, Davie, Walyan and Gibson, brother Will Pope (Mary Lou) and sister-in-law Pam Pope. He was an active member of Suffolk Christian Church, Chuckatuck Ruritan Club, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation and a past member of the Oakland Christian Church.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27th at Oakland Christian Church, Newman Memorial Cemetery, 5641 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA.  By Rev. Michael D. Halley. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. The family would like to thank Oakland and Suffollk Christian Church for working together to serve the family of Leroy.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502 or to a charity of one’s choice. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com

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So very sorry to hear of your lost. I know he will be truly be missed, but James will be waiting with open and loving arms

Pam Nelson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember Roy as gentle and softspoken.

Betsy and Otto Wegman May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Keith, I'm so sorry to receive this news. Your Father was a good man. I always enjoyed talking with him and visiting your home on the creek. We are thinking about you. John and Jen

John R Lowrey May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Sheila Morris May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Leroy was my best friend in high school. We were a great team in the Sea Scouts. He was the pilot and I the navigater. We won some awards for the unit. He will greatly be missed.

Fred J. Heath, sr May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Keith, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Prayers for you and your family. Jay and Kim

Jay and Kim Anderson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Cousin Lynn, So very sorry to hear of Roy's passing. He is at peace now. My heartfelt sympathy to you, Keith, Alec and your family. God speed, Stephen

Stephen Silva May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Lynn and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We both have such very fond memories of time spent with you and Roy. Those times are shiny moments in time which neither of us will forget. All the laughs, hugs, stories - both sad and happy which we shared, unfortunately my health issues began hampering the times we could spend together. They will always be precious memories for the both of us. You and Roy are special people to many, Roy will be missed, but proudly remembered with a smile, the world is a little dimmer without him in it. Hugs of comfort and love to you and the family during this very difficult time. May God hold you gently in his arms, and fill you with comfort knowing Roy is with him. We love you, Sherri & John Pelletier

Sherri & John Pelletier May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Lynn and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and Prayers be with you now and in the days to come. Love, Ed and Verlie

EDWARD RAINEY May 13 2021 12:00 AM