Reverend Lewis Carroll Pope Jr.

Obit_Carroll Pope copyWINNSBORO – The Rev. Lewis Carroll Pope Jr. of Winnsboro, S.C. went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 23, 2015. He was born July 20, 1949 in Columbia, S.C. and was the son of the late Lewis Carroll Pope Sr. and Edith Inez Porter.

He was a 1971 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he majored in Physical Education. He was a member of India Company of the Third Battalion. He held the Cadet ranks of Corporal, Sergeant and Second Lieutenant. He played football for The Citadel and later served as the team manager. He was also on the wrestling team, was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Semper Fidelis Society and was President of that Society his senior year. He was also a member of the Physical Education Club and The Citadel “C” Club (designating a varsity athlete). He held a U.S. Marine Corps contract and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon his graduation. He was an honored “Double Dog,” meaning he was a Citadel (Bulldog) graduate and a Marine Corps (Devil Dog) officer. He served in the Marine Corps for several years before retiring as Captain.

He then entered Asbury Theological Seminary where he became an Ordained United Methodist Church minister. He also became a licensed marriage and family counselor as well as a drug and alcohol counselor. He served several churches in South Carolina before retiring on disability in 2004. He was a beloved minister who continued to serve those in need. He loved living out on the family land and enjoyed his hobbies of playing music, storytelling, reading, and genealogical research.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie Paige Adams, who he married May 21, 2011; a daughter, Rebecca Hamilton Spence (Brandon Spence); a son, Tanner Carroll Pope (Kimberly Hair Pope); and four grandchildren, Mathew Carroll Spence, Josephine Hamilton Spence, Emma Clare Pope and Tucker Carroll Pope. He is also survived by two brothers, John “Jack” Porter Pope (Virginia Hilden) and William Fredric Pope (Pattie Barfield). Memorial services for the late Rev. Lewis Carroll Pope Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at First Methodist Church in Winnsboro, conducted by the Rev. Scott Bratton. Burial will follow at Lebanon Presbyterian Church cemetery. Visitation will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517

Topeka, Kan. 66675, and to Salkehatchie, a ministry of the South Carolina Methodist Church, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29203.

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