Roger L. Pope, 86, of Springhills, passed away Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, at Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Roger was born in DeGraff on July 21, 1930, to the late Harrison L. and Myrtle Gates Pope. His wife, Joan, whom he married Oct. 29, 1949, in Greenup County, Ky., preceded him in death March 22, 1996. Roger was also preceded in death by sisters, Avril Hughes, Bea Bender and Connie Pope; brothers, Bud Pope and David Pope; and a granddaughter, Stacie Faulder.
A graduate of Rosewood High School, Roger worked on the Calland Farm. He then went to work in the maintenance department for Copeland in Sidney where he retired after 42 years of work. Roger enjoyed camping and dirt track racing, especially Shadybowl and Eldora Speedway.
Roger is survived by his children, Debby (Lee) Niswonger of Springhills, Missy Pope of Urbana and Bradley (Annette) Pope of Springfield; grandchildren, Jeremy (Tasha Corwin) Niswonger and Brittani Shields; great-grandchildren, Michaela Cook, Dalton Faulder and Alexis and Donovan Corwin; brother, Gene (Mary) Pope of DeGraff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff, where Pastor Dave Godwin officiates the funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18. Burial is in Springhills Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.