Sunday, July 25th, 1937 - Saturday, May 29th, 2021
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Billy Pope, age 83, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Temple, Texas.

He was born on July 25, 1937, in Grape Creek in Tom Green County to Joseph Ernest and Ottie Belle Pope. He married Patsy Ellison on February 22, 1963 in Big Lake, Texas. For 26 years he served the youth of Comanche as a coach, teacher and principal. Prior to moving to Comanche he coached in Barnhart, Cross Plains, and Big Lake, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He spent countless hours and miles attending the activities of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. After retirement, he and his wife loved to travel and fish. Billy was a member of Board Church.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Pope; daughter, Mitzi Hughey and husband Frank of Comanche; son, Steve Pope and wife Carol of Flatonia; grandchildren: Cody and wife KC Clements of Christoval; CaCY Clements of Georgetown; Tyler Pope of Abilene; and Jessie Pope of Flatonia; great grandchildren, Carsyn and Connor Clements and Gracie Hamilton and several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Joseph and Ottie Belle Pope; and three brothers, J.D., Howard, William and one sister, Rosa Belle.

Lunch for the family will served at Board Church following the chapel service.

If desired, family requests memorials be made to West Texas Boys Ranch, 10223 Boys Ranch Rd,
San Angelo, Texas 76904.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    June 1, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    June 1, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Comanche Funeral Home
    411 West Grand Avenue
    COMANCHE, TX 76442
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  • Service

    June 2, 2021 | 10:00am
    June 2, 2021 10:00am
    Comanche Funeral Home
    411 West Grand Avenue
    COMANCHE, TX 76442
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Gerald Burns
    Jim Hall
  • Interment

    Grape Creek Cemetery
    Grape Creek, TX
    Graveside Service on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.


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Dr. Jason B. Huett

Posted at 07:20am
Coach Pope always treated me like a human being and let me know he cared. We had this weird ritual where he would see me coming, charge at me like a roaring bear, and we would wrestle on the grass while he howled with laughter the whole time. I have no idea how that got started or why, but it was always hysterical and just what I needed to brighten my mood. He had no idea how much that one interaction meant to a depressed kid struggling to keep it together through high school. Hell of a guy. Deepest condolences. Dr. Jason Huett

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