John “JC” Carlston Pope

June 9, 1944 - April 23, 2017

06/09/1944 - 04/23/2017

Past Services

Wednesday April 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday April 27, 2017
Conway Cemetery
North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820
Thursday April 27, 2017
2:00 pm
Galatia Baptist Church
1219 Galatia Rd
Seaboard, NC 27876
252-585-1174 | Directions
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Burial will follow at Conway Cemetery

CONWAY, NC – John Carlston “JC” Pope, age 72, passed away on April 23, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Pope was born on June 9, 1944 to John Burton and Louise Taylor Pope in Seaboard, NC. JC was one of ten children. He was a hardworking sawmill foreman for most of his life. He enjoyed working with wood. JC was an avid sportsman, especially watching Carolina basketball, going to softball games, and Nascar as well, a huge fan of Bill Elliot. He was a member of the Cars R Fun Club and enjoyed going to car shows.  His favorite pastime was taking his wife for a ride in his California special mustang. JC was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. JC had a great sense of humor that was loved by all. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Alton and Roy Pope.

JC is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sarah, two daughters, Cheryl Pope Wheeler and husband Marvin of Littleton, NC, and Amy Pope Woodard and husband Brent of Jackson, NC; granddaughter, Lauren Wheeler; two grandsons, Ryan Wheeler, and Dylan Woodard; ; two sisters, Evelyn Pope Bryant and husband Linwood of Rich Square, NC, Annette Pope Ricks and husband Clifton of Conway, NC; five brothers, Donald Ray Pope and wife Sandra Kay of Conway, NC, Thomas Pope and wife Susan of Conway, NC, Bailey Pope and wife Kaye of Seaboard, NC, Jimmy Pope and wife Fran of Seaboard, NC, Chuck Pope and wife Leneau of Seaboard, NC; sister-in-law, Margaret Pope of Conway, NC; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Galatia Baptist Church, Seaboard, NC, with Rev. David Foster, officiating. Burial will follow at Conway Cemetery, Conway, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Pope family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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M Jones
6 years ago

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Mischelle Rachel Christian Caitlin Casey
6 years ago

You will be missed. Love you uncle JC
You will forever be in our hearts.

Winnie Davis
6 years ago

J. We are going to miss you.but God knew had suffered enough. We no now that are not suffering anymore. I was glad we got spend sometime together while we were in the Nursing Home. God Bless YOU. Winnie and Family

Ann & Milton Cox
6 years ago

A candle to light your way.

Ann & Milton Cox
6 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Will miss seeing you at the Embassy and your smiling face. God Be with all of you. J.C. may you rest in peace.

Bailey Kaye and BJ
6 years ago

Thanks for all the great memories you will be in our thoughts always and our hearts forever.

Frances and Horace Davis
6 years ago

Our thoughts, prayers, and sincere sympathy, for you all in your great loss

Bailey Kaye and BJ
6 years ago

Thanks for all the memories always in our thoughts forever in our hearts.

Thomas k. Pope & Gayle M. Bellflower
6 years ago

Mr. Wayne pope rip really like JC for his cound talks they had

Thomas k. Pope & Gayle M. Bellflower
6 years ago

Our prayers are with the family in this hard time