Leon Morris Pope, Sr.




May 29, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Fuquay-Varina - Leon Morris Pope, Sr., 89, left his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 3217 Piney Grove Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lillian Clark Pope.

Heaven gained an angel with an absolute beautiful soul. He was a WWII Veteran who served his country with valor and honor. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and an inspiration to any and everyone he met.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Bullock of Fuquay-Varina, NC; daughter, Patricia Poteet and husband, Ronnie of Morganton, NC; son, Morris Pope and wife, Tammy of Willow Spring, NC; and daughter, Debbie Duncan of Fuquay-Varina, NC; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Flowers are welcome or the family request donations may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.