Phillip Edward Pope, 79, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on July 18, 2022. Phillip was born to John and Katie Morrison Pope on January 1, 1943.

Phillip is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Henry Pope.

Phillip is survived by his sister, Lelia Pearl Pope; niece, Sherry Pope Boggs (Robert); great niece, Ashley Lauren Boggs; and many cousins.

Phillip graduated from Celeste Henkel High School and then served the the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver and farmer, and he enjoyed raising and watching Brangus Cattle.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Iredell County for helping them through this difficult time.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 11 a.m. at New Sterling ARP Church Cemetery in Stony Point, N.C., with Dr. Earl Linderman officiating.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Pope family.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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