Preston Gordon (Gordy) Pope Jr.

Published 6:47 am Monday, January 14, 2013

Feb. 4, 1952 –

Jan. 11, 2013

Mr. Preston Gordon (Gordy) Pope Jr. passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Bainbridge. Services for Mr. Pope were held Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Cox Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Grubbs officiating. Interment followed in Brinson Cemetery, with Russell Pope, Shane Pope, Darryl Pope, Mike Webb, Michael Logue and Cody Pendergast serving as pallbearers.

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Preston Gordon (Gordy) Pope Jr. was born Feb. 4, 1952, in Bainbridge, to Preston Gordon Pope Sr. and Grace Humphrey Pope. Gordy was a truck driver who drove 18 years for Schnitzer.

A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Pope served in the U.S. Army. Gordy Pope was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. His family described him as a great daddy and granddad. His wife said he was a wonderful husband. Gordy was a straight “shooter,” who called it like he saw it. He was a great friend to many.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Pope of Bainbridge; children, Vanessa Trawick and husband, Todd, of Warner Robins, Ga., and Ashley Pope and wife, Hollen, of Ball Ground, Ga.; brother, Wallace Pope and wife, Gail, of Brinson; sisters, Janice Brockmeier and husband, Jerry, of Bradenton, Fla., and Verna Bass and husband, Ricky, of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; grandchildren, Sage and Savannah Cumbie of Warner Robins and Preston Gunnar Pope of Ball Ground; step-children, Sandee McLendon and husband, Phillip, of Cairo, Ga., and Susan Elkins of Cairo; step-grandchildren, Jessica Joiner, B.J. Joiner, Cody Pendergast and Taylor Elkins; and step-great-grandchildren, Luke, Riley and Sky.

Donations may be in his name to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.

Cox Funeral Home was in charge.