Richard Martin "Dick" Pope, 89 years, lifelong resident of Hominy, Oklahoma, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Medicalodges Nursing Center in Dewey, Oklahoma.
Dick was born on July 24, 1927 in Hominy to Theodore Franklin and Olive Violet (Strasbaugh) Pope and grew up in the Skiatook and Hominy areas. He attended and graduated from Mound Valley School in Osage County, Oklahoma. Dick entered the U. S. Army on November 6, 1945 and served for two years in Co A 311th Signal Service Battalion as a Technician 4 (T-4). His commendations were an Army of Occupation Medal and a WWII Victory Medal. Dick worked as a computer programmer for American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 42 years. He was a very active member of Blackwell-Frazier American Legion Post #142 in Hominy as well as, a member of the Hominy Heritage Association. He was also active with the Mound Valley alumni. He helped with the Hominy town and cemetery US flags during the holidays. Dick was a supporter of the Republican Party, in fact, supported many local charities. He was an avid gardener and collaborated with seed companies to get plants and flowers on the market. He could grow almost anything. He loved nature and animals. Dick was a generous man and a patriot.
Dick is survived by: 4 nephews: Ted Pope of Skiatook, OK, John Hendricks, Jr., Mark Hendricks and David Hendricks, all of Texas; 2 nieces: Judy Sickler of Bartlesville, OK and Susie McCormick of Tulsa, OK and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
Dick is preceded in death by: his parents, one brother, Henry T. Pope and one sister, Martha Bell Hendricks.
The funeral services were 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial Building at Osage Garden Cemetery in Skiatook, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were: Ted Pope, Justin Pope, Marvin Sickler, John Hendricks, Jr., Mark Hendricks, and David Hendricks. Military Honors were provided by the VFW 5th District Honor Guard. Burial followed the services.
Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at PowellFuneralService.com.