Gary Dan Pope


LUBBOCK - Gary Dan Pope went home to his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2019, at the age of 76.
Service is 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3708 45th St., Lubbock, Texas, with Rev. Andy Hurst and Rev. Matt Wolfington officiating. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sundayat Resthaven Funeral Home. Graveside service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells with Rev. Judy Gaylor officiating. Pallbearers are Kent Pope, Keith Pope, Kelly Pope, Austin Pope, Ted Boyd, David Broumley and David Hambrick. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Redbud Lion's Club.
Dan was born in August 1942 in Mineral Wells to the late Alton and Juanita Pope, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Don Pope.
Dan graduated from Texas Tech in 1968 with a degree in Agricultural Education. He worked in the agricultural chemical industry for several years. Most recently he was an independent insurance agent. Dan was a member of Redbud Lion's Club for 45 years. He was currently serving his third term as president. He also served as past District Governor of Lion's Club International. His passion was Texas Lion's Camp, serving three terms as camp director. Currently, he served as chairman of the Programs' Committee. He served as past president of the Great Plains Lion's Eye Bank and a member of Hearing Bank.
Dan is a born-again Christian and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and the Crusader Sunday School Class. Dan loved the Lord and he loved his family. He was very active in his son's sports and coached each and every sport. He served as president of Coronado High School Booster's Club and of FFA Boosters. He was a Boy Scout leader, taking troops on numerous camping trips. Dan was also an avid Texas Tech fan, having held season tickets for football and basketball for over 40 years.
Dan is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 54 years, Sharon; his three sons, Kent, of Lubbock, Keith and wife, Jennifer, of Mineral Wells, and Kelly and wife, Robin, of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Texas Lion's Camp, 4100 San Antonio Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028.
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Published on April 12, 2019
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