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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