James Philip Pope,75, passed away peacefully Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Jim was born November 10, 1945 in Lawrenceville, Illinois the son of the late Chester and Crystal (Malosh) Pope.
He married Sharon Sinclair November 11, 1967. They have shared over 53 years of marriage.
Jim served in education for 33 years. He began as a science teacher at LJHS in 1968. After three years he moved into the position of librarian. He went on to become the instructional materials director and consultant for grades 4 & 5. After 22 years at LJHS he moved to CCHS where he added the roles of media specialist and database administer. He continued his education, earned his MS, and completed the coursework for a PhD during his career. He was a mentor to many students and touched the lives of countless others throughout his life.
Jim is survived by his wife; Sharon Pope; children; Shawna (Ethen) Pope-Jefferson; James Chester; grandson Jame Aden Pope – Jefferson; sister Beverly Semtner; brother; Gary Pope; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.
He is preceded in by; parents Chester and Crystal Pope; sister; Garnett Hollifield.
Arrangements are entrusted at Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Southern Illinois