Meredith "Gene" Pope, 82, of Washington, passed away at 9:30 pm Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Aug. 13, 1935 in Shelby County, IL to Oral and Lorraine Nowlin Pope. He married Nancy E. King in Washington on Dec. 26, 1964. She survives.
Also surviving are 2 children, Kenna Pope of Washington, Louie Pope of Hardin, KY; and grandson, Evan Atherton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gene served in the Naval Reserve. He worked at Caterpillar Inc. spending the largest part of his 48-year career working with specialized instruments at research facilities before retiring in 2001. He was an avid outdoorsman and gardener, fan of cars and racing.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Threads Hope and Love in Washington, or OSF Hospice.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.
Cremation Rites have been accorded
APR 7. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington
2075 Washington Road
Washington, IL, US, 61571