Doris Ellen Shoemaker Pope, 91, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Compass Health Care in Spencer, N.C.

Mrs. Pope was born in Iredell County on September 30, 1930, the daughter of the late Bobby Boyd Shoemaker and Connie Belle Barker Shoemaker. She was a graduate of Scotts High School, Class of 1949, and on February 8, 1958, she married Clyde R. Pope. Together they shared more than 45 years of marriage before his passing in 2003. Doris was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Salisbury, the Women of the Moose Auxiliary and United Commercial Travelers Group. She loved watching Westerns, playing BINGO, and in years past, traveling with her husband to the mountains and beach. But her greatest gift in life was loving people and she had the ability to make those around her just feel beter.

Along with her husband and parents, Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Paulette Koontz, and her stepdaughter, Bridget Purdy Lezon.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Phillip Davis (Kim) and Rick Pope Jr. (Judith); her daughter, Susan Pope Simpson (David); her brother, Bob Shoemaker (Phyllis); seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Troutman Funeral Home in Troutman, N.C.

Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider Victory Baptist Church, 315 Gold Hill Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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