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Michael Leon Pope, 74, of Griffin, Ga passed away on Monday March 6, 2023.
Michael was born May 10, 1948, in Atlanta, Ga to the late Ada Ruth (Mabry) Pope and Doxie Clinton Pope. He graduated from South Cobb High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1970. He graduated from Southern Tech and went to work for AT&T for 35 years, retiring as a manager in 2002.
Michael is survived by his wife of 14 years: Cathy Rowan Pope; his son and daughter-in-law: Kenny and Teri Pope of Flowery Branch; three step-children: Amanda (Braden) Civins of Vienna, VA., crystal (Jason) Rose of Summerville, SC., and Josh Patterson of Phoenix, AZ.; and six granddaughters: Willow, Savannah, Charly, Eden, Forrest, and Ellie. Michael is preceded in death by his first wife of 39 years, Sharon Elaine Pope; his parents; and one brother, Larry Pope.
Michael served as Deacon at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga. His other hobbies included watching sports, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing with his boxer, Sophie. He also enjoyed traveling to the mountains to see oldies and Christian concerts with Cathy.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 11, 2023 at 11:00 am at Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner, GA 30257. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s honor can be made to Rock Springs Land Fund at https://app.securegive.com/rockspringsonline/main/donate/category or to your local animal shelter.