William Lee Pope of Clifton, Tennessee was born on January 22, 1950 in Lewis County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Grady Lee and Ocie Mae Horner Pope. Mr. Pope was a farmer and departed this life on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 70 Years, 4 Months and 20 Days.
He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Lee Follansbee and her husband, Chris, and Kristie Pope all of Savannah, TN; his sons, Gary Lineberry and his fiancee, Lysa Williams and children all of Waynesboro, TN and Kevin Reeves of Alabama; his sisters, Nola Mae Pope Reddin of Selmer, TN and Mary Sue Pope of Obion Co., TN; his nieces, Katie Sue Pope Dixon of Savannah, TN and Dixie Pope Shoffner of Jacksonville, FL; the mother of his children, Mary Frances Coleman of Clifton, TN; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Mr. Pope were held on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Old Union Community Church on Beech Creek, Waynesboro, Tennessee with various family and friends speaking. The burial was in Bauchum Cemetery, Waynesboro, Tennessee with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Wayne County assisting the family. Serving as pallbearers were Jesse Boyd, Dennis Davis, Benny Davis, Tommy Overton, Gary Lineberry and Kristie Pope. Visitation for Mr. Pope began at 4 pm on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Old Union Community Church and continued until 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 14, 2020.