Patrick N. Pope

Born: Sun., Nov. 13, 1966
Died: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Graveside Service

9:00 AM Sat., Nov. 02, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

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Patrick Neal Pope passed away surrounded by family at IU Health University Hospital Indianapolis after a short illness on October 27, 2019.  Patrick was born November 13, 1966 in Shelbyville to Tim and Margaret (Tucker) Pope.  He was a very active and proud member of the Shelbyville High School football and wrestling teams as well as the student government.  

After graduation from SHS in 1985 he attended Indiana University graduating in 1989.  At IU he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity where he met lifelong friends.  His first career as a high school teacher for at risk students led him to Raleigh North Carolina where he resided until June 2019.  His second career in Raleigh was with Ford where he retired in 2018.  He recently moved back to Indiana after his retirement to be close to family.

He enjoyed all things in nature including hunting, fishing, camping, the ocean and spending time outside with his beloved dog, Honey.

Patrick is preceded in death by his father, sisters Kerrie Pope and Valerie Pope, maternal grandparents Glen and Marion Tucker, paternal grandparents Fred and Blanche Pope.  He is survived by his mother, Margaret Pope of Plainfield, IN, brother Brad Pope of Indianapolis, sister Laurie Pope-Welty of Avon, IN as well as his Aunts Patty Hoffmeier, Trudy Frost, Tina Miller and Terri Sellers.  He was also a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews.

A graveside service is scheduled with Father Mike Keucher at St. Joseph Cemetery in Shelbyville Saturday, November 2nd at 9am.

Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Pope family.

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Coach Dennis A. Hearne
   Posted Tue October 29, 2019
Jan and I are deeply saddened with the passing of my student, player and friend. Patrick was a driving force for the “ DarkSide” defense of 1984! He will always hold a Special place in my Heart! Peace to you, Patrick! You were a “ special” warrior!!

Jim Rayl
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
I am so sad to hear about Pat. I met Pat at the FIJI house at IU thru Blake Burgan. After college, Pat moved to Kokomo and we became really good friend. Pat was in my wedding party in 1998. When Pat moved to Raleigh we still remained close. I had some fun trips visiting him in Raleigh, memories that will last a lifetime. Pat loved Pizza King pizza and Cardovas Chocolates from Kokomo. Several times I would send him 2 large pepperoni frozen pizzas overnight and Cardovas every Christmas, so he could enjoy them in NC. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with Pat when he moved back in July, he even got to go and watch my son Jace play in his last Baseball tournament In Indianapolis. Pat was a friend for life, probably one of the funniest friends I've ever had. I'm going to really miss him !! Prayers for all of Pats family, Jim Rayl and Family

Michelle Dillard
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. I reflect on the good memories of all of us on Becket Drive and the laughs we shared. May Peace be with all of you during this difficult time.
Forever Sissy Jo’s ❤️

Barb Eiler
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel he was too young to b called home. May you all lean on each other for love and support

Merri-Anne (Hiatt) Sullivan
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
I am truly saddened to hear this news. Pat and I went from elementary school through high school and graduated at the same time. He was a great person to know and always the life of the party. Although I had not seen him in years, I frequently thought of him and smiled. Farewell, my friend, I will see you again one day.

   Posted Tue November 05, 2019

Jennifer Romano
   Posted Tue November 05, 2019
I am very saddened to hear of Pat's passing. He was one of the nicest guys! Always smiling and always willing to lend a hand. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

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