Phillips Scott Pope

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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Phillips Scott Pope, 59, of Faceville, Ga., passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Johns officiating.  Interment will be at Sylvania Cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

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Phillip Scott Pope was born December 13, 1962, in Chattahoochee, Fla., the son of Rhodrick & Patsy Orsmby Pope. He lived in North Florida/South Georgia all his life where he worked in residential construction. Phillip was a member of Faceville Baptist Church.

Described as a “Jack of all trades” and a perfectionist, Phillip was best known for his woodworking skills. His carpentry projects and products of his green thumb were daily evidence of someone who not only loved the outdoors but cared do things right. Animals, especially Diesel, were tended with kindness and compassion. Phillip was a history buff and avid Florida State Seminoles fan. He was proud of his knowledge of Native American culture and spent hours searching for arrowheads that became tangibles to the historical accounts that intrigued him.

Survivors include the love of his life, Vera Barber; his daughter, Carla Lynn Skelly and her husband, John, of Crawfordville, Fla.; his four-legged son, the best Boston terrier & sidekick, Diesel; his grandchildren, Dillan, Chris, Wyatt, and Zaiden; his siblings, Sidney (Josephine) Pope, Julia (Richard) Starling Valynda Ussery, and Robert (Sarah) Pope; and a host of extended family. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321