Vernon Pope

Obituary of Vernon Ray Pope

Ray Pope passed away on May 29, 2018 at age 67.  The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday from noon until 2 p.m.  The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother George Wallace, is 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home.  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery will follow the service.  Pallbearers:  Anthony Gray, Conner Pope, Jason Milliken, Jason Pope, “Rooster” Pope, and James Pope.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Wilson Post staff.  In lieu of flowers, please make Memorial Donations to The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center in the name of Vernon Ray “Birdman” Pope.

            Mr. Pope worked for Hartmann Luggage for 20 years.  He loved birds, and was a fan of The Beatles.  Mr. Pope wrote nearly 500 of his “Feathered Friends” columns for the Wilson Post.   He is survived by sons “Rooster” (Tammy) Pope, Jason Dwayne (April) Pope, and James Edward Pope, long-time companion Diane Bright, brother Don Pope, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.  He is preceded in death by parents Vernon and Margie Lynch Pope.  Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.