RULEVILLE - Hubert Leon Pope, age 78, of Ruleville, formerly of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, MS.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 29th from noon until 2:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. His son-in-law, Mike Chamness will officiate the services.
Hubert was born on May 14, 1942, to William and Viola (Bunch) Pope in Skene, MS. He graduated from Skene Consolidated Schools. Following his graduation, he began his career with Douglas & Lomason. Hubert married Mary Lee Gilbert on September 12, 1964. He also worked for MSI Inventory and later retired from Irvine Automotive. Hubert loved to tell stories of the past. He also loved to watch westerns on TV and was an avid reader of western novels. Hunting was also one of his passions. Hubert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an amazing man and made sure everyone was taken care of. He was a very giving man.
Hubert was preceded in death by his mom & dad, William Henry Pope and Viola Bunch Pope; 6 brothers, Floyd Pope, Lloyd Pope, Homer Pope, Garland Pope, Harold Eugene McCoy, WH Pope, Jr. and a sister, Irene Pope Smith.
Hubert is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Lee Gilbert Pope of Ruleville, MS; Daughter, Cathy (Drew) Dickerson of Cleveland, MS; Daughter, Pam (Mike) Chamness of Cleveland, MS; Daughter, Susan (Dennis)Barfield of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Waymond McCoy of Pearl, MS; Brother, J W(Joyce) Pope of Ocean Springs, MS; Sister, Violet Corley of Shaw, MS; Brother, Roy (Jessie) Pope of Leland, MS. He also leaves to mourn his passing grandchildren; Kristen Dickerson, Tripp Dickerson, Megan Dickerson, Hailey Dickerson, Taylor Oswalt, Ryan (Jenni) Oswalt, Melissa Chamness, John Paul (Taylor) Wilkerson, Casey (Tony) Wilkerson Lopez, Patrick Wilkerson, Mia Barfield, and Cory Barfield, 1 great-grandchild, JL Oswalt and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Oswalt, Ryan Oswalt, John Paul Wilkerson, Cory Barfield, Patrick Wilkerson, and Tripp Dickerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Beevers, Tony Lopez, Bobby McCoy Chris Pope, Kenny Beevers, Mike Pope, David Pope, Jay Pope, Leon Pope, Wade Holland, David McCoy and Shannon Holland.
The Pope family extends a special thanks to the staff of Walter B. Crook facility and North Sunflower Medical Center for their care and dedication and also to Dr. Russell Young of Jackson Heart Clinic.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.