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William Lee “Bill” Pope, 66

August 23, 2020

William Lee “Bill” Pope, 66, of Lancaster passed away August 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born April 11, 1954 in Richmond, VA, William was the son of Viola (Pope) McGeachy. He was the loving husband of Sandra (Smith) Pope with whom he shared over 19 wonderful years of marriage together.

Bill was a 1973 JP McCaskey graduate and went on to be a longtime security officer at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center for over 30 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #299 and enjoyed fishing through the years.

Bill was an avid football fan and dedicated coach. In his younger years, he coached Wheatland Middle School and the JP McCaskey Junior Tornadoes as well as the Sertoma Chargers. The game of football meant the world to Bill and he enjoyed sharing his love of the game by teaching the games. Off the field, Bill was a die-hard Oakland Raiders fan and looked forward to cheering them on every Sunday. Most importantly, Bill cherished his family and was the definition of a loving son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife and mother, Bill is survived by two sons: Robert Hurst husband of Kathy and Tyler Pope; a daughter: Brittney Vazquez wife of Marquis; two step-daughters: Sonia Rodriguez and Lisa Rodriguez; two brothers: Henry Pope and Ernest McGeachy husband of Victoria; and a sister: Linda McGeachy. He will also be greatly missed by three grandchildren: Tyler, Prince, and Amina; three step-grandchildren: Derrick, Dajion, and Jayden; as well as a step great-granddaughter: Catalina.

Family and friends will be received Saturday August 29, 2020 from 11AM-12:30PM at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King Street Lancaster, PA 17602. Committal services at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery will follow at 1pm with Rev. Adrian Boxley and Rev. Ruby Jones officiating.

Flowers will be received, those wishing to make a memorial contribution in William’s honor have been politely asked to consider Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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August 31, 2020

Sandy so sorry to her about pope sending prayers to you and your family
Deborah E. Myers

August 30, 2020

Sending condolences to the Pope family. I knew Tyler when he was a student at MTMS. Tyler, I was so sorry to read about your father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Yeager

August 30, 2020

Sending prayers and condolences to the family. Bill was a kind and gentle soul. Always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Nothing but good memories. “Pope” may you Rest In Peace. 
Charmaine Williams

August 29, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Sandy and family “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.
Dave Parker 
 

August 28, 2020

Sending prayers and condolences to Sandy and the family. May God bless you at this time. Our prayers are with you . Love, Katie Cooper and family.
Katie M COOPER

August 28, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! Bill was always a friendly face to see at the hospital and always had a big smile on his face. His upbeat and kind heart will be missed by many of us at the heart of Lancaster. 
Kimberly Garvey

August 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. Bill touched so many young lives through the years. He will be greatly missed.
Mike Dombach

August 27, 2020

Sending my condolence and prayers for comfort to Sandy and the families. I met Bill through Sandy. This world has lost a good man and the heavens have 1 more shining star.
Donna Howard

August 27, 2020

Sandy, I was sorry to hear about Bill. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Williams

August 27, 2020

I had the opportunity to get to know Bill from working at the hospital with him. I always had a great time working with him. It was an honor getting to know him. He will surely be missed.
Matthew Snyder

August 27, 2020

I went to school with William a long time ago.  We were friends in high school.  I remember him to be the kindest, most respectful guy and I’m sure that continued the rest of his life. Condolences to your family
Patricia Miller Slocum

August 27, 2020

I will miss you my BROTHER. You were liked by all they knew you. I will miss the football talk and your friendship. Prayers go out to your family.
S.I.P #RAIDERNATION
Dwayne Simmons

August 27, 2020

Condolences to Sandra and the Pope family. I knew Bill from working at the hospital. Bill was a kind who always spoke well of his family and loved the Lord.
Dawn Parham
Former Nursing Supervisor
 

August 27, 2020

Bill was a wonderful person we are glad we knew and spent time with him, He will be sorly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Marion Smith & Girls 

August 27, 2020

My prayers and condolences go out to the family. My wife and I both worked security with bill at heart of lancaster and lancaster regional medical center. He was one of the nicest co-workers.
 
Ken & Michelle Stahl 

August 27, 2020

Billy will shurly be missed. He was a great friend while we were is school together. He always had a smile every time I saw him. We always had fun on the team together at old JP McCaskill. My heart felt condolences go out to the family. Ed 

August 27, 2020

Bill was a great and good person to know and was always  happy and super decent person to be around. A true fan of the game and knew it well . Brittany and Tyler and all the family my heart is sad for your loss, and you all did so much in Pope’s last day’s to help him on his journey to a peaceful rest. May Bill rest in peace. 
Douglas Wickenheiser

August 27, 2020

Will always remember playing football with U and how U loved to give all your knowledge back to the kids you coached ….Rest Well and God Speed….Charlie Hargrove Sr

August 27, 2020

My Condolences to the family,he will be miss, always had a smile and enjoyed the old school music when he came to Capps.
Marie McFadden Williams

August 26, 2020

He will truly be missed , always had a smile on his face. My conto his wife Sandra and the family.
Natalie Pough

August 26, 2020

Sending our Sincerest Condolences To Sandy and the Family. Sorry we won’t be at the homegoing for our beloved Cousin Pope but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Anny Jones

August 26, 2020

Bill you will be truly missed. You were a magnificant man & loved by many! I couldn’t have asked for a better stepdad! 
Sonia

August 26, 2020

I have known Pope for a lot of years, growing up and playing football on the weekends. We party together and had a lot of fun together. He was the life of the  party with his singing and dancing. I called him the Gentle Giant. He was larger than life. He was a good hard working man. And once I told him women like a man in a uniform. He never judge me on the job I had , then he gets into the security business. He’s going to be missed dearly by his family and his friends. Fly high Pope. Love you man 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Eli S. Williams

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