US Army

O.T. Oliver Taft Pope

September 30, 1941 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 78)

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Oliver “O.T.” Taft Pope, 78, of High Point, answered the call of his Lord and Savior to come home at 11:10 PM Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Born September 30, 1941, in Guilford County, he was a son of the late Everett Reid Pope and the late Freida Dennis Pope.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Frances Moore Pope of the home; daughters, Kimberly Spillman (Rob Morris), and Brenda Marinelli; grandchildren, Brittany Marinelli (Jens Roessler), Arthur “A.J. Spillman, and Michael “Mikey” Spillman; sister, Faye Bowers (Pete); sister-in-love, Nancy Johnson (Don Griffin); faithful canine companion, Katie; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

O.T. was a US Army veteran and was an active member of Northside Church of Christ as long as his health permitted. He was a tax preparer and notary for many years and enjoyed playing golf at Blair Park Golf Course. O.T. was always the life of the party with his “Erkel” impressions and dancing in different costumes for friends’ birthdays.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Northside Church of Christ with Rev. Larry Taylor officiating.

The family will receive following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Church of Christ, 1032 Northside Ct., High Point, NC 27265 or the Lung Research Foundation, 155 East 55th St. Suite 6H, New York, NY, 10022.

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Memorial Service
July 25, 2020

2:00 PM
Northside Church of Christ
1032 Northside Ct.
High Point, NC 27265

Visitation Following The Service

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