Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 7, 2013

Rick L. Pope

Rick Pope, long-time resident of Albuquerque, N.M. and formerly of Corsicana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. As family members sang hymns at his bedside, he peacefully passed away.

Rick was born nov. 4, 1956 in Fort Worth to the late Kenneth L. Pope and Mrs. Floy Brazzel Dowd. Rick was a 1975 Corsicana High School graduate. He married Cynthia Ponder of Corsicana and their home was where the United States Air Force assigned him.

Rick was stationed in Texas, Alaska, Florida and Europe. The family especially enjoyed the nearly 10 years they lived in Italy and Germany and travling throughout Europe. Rick retired from the U.S.A.F. in 1996 and they relocated from Europe to Albuquerque.

His college education and training was as a safety professional. When his 37-year career ended due to illness, he worked for the department of energy at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque. Rick truly enjoyed working. He greatly appreciated that the Lord blessed him with the ability to be actively employed during so much of his illness. At the age of 45, Rick was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. He bravely fought the disease for more than 11 years.

Rick’s determination, bravery and trust in God inspired his many friends. His rare abdominal cancer caused great pain and suffering. He acknowledged and appreciated God’s comfort in all he faced.

Rick was a long-time, faithful member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was the head deacon and had previously served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday morning church bus driver. He loved the church, his pastor and fellow church members.

He greatly loved his entire family. He was extremely thankful for his three sons. They were his greatest joy. He was so grateful for each son’s family. He loved his very special daughters-in-law and six precious grandchildren. He was a blessed man.

Rick’s greatest love was for God. In facing death and eternity, Rick had perfect peace. He had the absolute assurance that, because he had placed his faith in Jesus Christ, he would spent eternity in Heaven.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Corsicana. Interment will be in the DFW National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rick’s choice:

Gospel Light Baptist Church

Building Fund

1500 Southern Blvd. SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

An online guest book is available at

Arrangments by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Text Only
  • Delene Heifner Delene Heifner

    Delene Heifner, resident of Corsicana, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the age of 74.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mabel C. Carpenter Mabel C. Carpenter

    Mabel Charline Barber Carpenter, 85, met her Maker on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Denton.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Sue Bailey Mary Sue Bailey

    Sue Bailey, 86, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Twilight Nursing Home surrounded by her family.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Harold Richard 'Rich' Johnson

    Rich Johnson, 66, of Denver, Colo. passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

    April 22, 2014

  • Death Notices for 4-22-14

    Marjorie Nicewander Frazee, 81, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 near Hubbard.

    April 21, 2014

  • Lynn D. Scruggs Lynn D. Scruggs

    Lynn D. Scruggs, 97, resident of Waco, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thomas Lee Harris Sr. Thomas Lee Harris Sr.

    Thomas "Tom" Lee Harris Sr., resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday morning, April 19, 2014 at his residence with his family at his side at the age of 65.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Murray Lee Harris Murray Lee Harris

    Murray Lee Harris, 96, of Tyler, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Mother Francis Hospital after a short hospitalization for pneumonia.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notices 4-20-14

    April 20, 2014

  • 4-19-14 obit-Seaton.jpg Glenda Fae Farmer Seaton

    Mrs. Glenda Fae Farmer Seaton, 78, of Barry, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates