Cledith "C.R." Pope

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Cledith "C.R." Pope, 64, of New Braunfels, TX passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at home. Born on February 26, 1949 in Clarksville, TX, he is the son of Thelma Varner Pope and the late Cledith Pope. C.R. is survived by his wife, Patsy S. Pope; son, Patrick Pope; sister, Julie Carter and husband Vernon Carter. He was an avid reader, loved nature, and community with friends. His laugh was infectious and his intellect was superior, matched only by his genuine interest in friends, knowledge, and new experiences. Kind to all, C.R. embraced those that needed love in the times they needed it most. Seeing the magic in "this great and mysterious life" he never doubted that all will be well and lead through encouragement. Hyper-Aware of the best moments in life he was never short on cheer, a smile, and humor. A free man that was loved for his spirit and brilliance. "Let's Party" is a classic C.R. quote. After crossing over you can bet he has set up an area in the shade for us all to gather in laughter and celebration. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St., New Braunfels. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St, New Braunfels, TX, OR to Hope Hospice, 611 N Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX.

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  1. Our hearts are broken and we will love and miss CR forever. We know he is in God’s hands and we are thankful he will suffer no more. CR was a wonderful son, brother and friend who can never be replaced. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patty and Patrick. Thelma Pope (Mother), Julie Pope Carter, (Sister) and Vernon Carter ( Brother-in-Law).

  2. Patty – Many warm thoughts and prayers are with you and Patrick. We never want to give anyone up but know that CR is at peace and pain free.

  3. Mr. Pope was such a lovely person, his laughter, smile and presence in a room was one of a kind. He simply exuded joy, love and happiness. Every time I was home he reminded me that the love of life, every moment and every person, was important. I will carry his memory and lessons with me forever. With much regret, Andrea (Fuller) and Ryan Elliott

  4. CR will be deeply missed. I was very grateful to have known a great man as him . He was an awesome person. He brighten my day ever time he came in the office.

  5. Patty: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Patrick. I am so grateful that I got to know CR and be involved in his care over the last 2 years. He left a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed. May his passion for life be a reminder for all of us to live every day to the fullest for tomorrow may never come.

  6. Patty, My thoughts and prayers go to you and Patrick during this time. CR was such a neat man and will be so missed. I know there is not much to say that helps, but it does get better (a bit)! Maybe he and Jer can meet and “party!”

  7. Patty – My prayers go out to your family. CR was a good man who I remember as always smiling with a humorous twinkle in his eyes. CR, Patrick, and I had many good times when we all hunted together at the ranch in Fischer, TX. He will be missed, yet remembered as one of the good guys.

  8. CR was a special person whom everyone loved. His humor was boundless. One of the funniest things I remember (and there were many) was his love of bargains like the time he bought a “shed” to put in backyard! That was a special laugh for Patty and me! We love you, CR and you will be missed but we know you are now without pain and are in a better place. God Blessed us all with your presence.

  9. Bill and I were saddened by the passing of your special”CR”. We knew him only through your loving eyes but he must have been quite a wonderful guy from my “neck of the woods.” Love to you Audrey and Bill

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of CR. I have had the honor of being his barber for some time now. He was always in a great mood and made everyone else in one also. God bless CR and the entire Pope family.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of CR. I have had the honor of being his barber for some time now. He was always in a great mood and made everyone else in one also. God bless CR and the entire Pope family.

  12. Patty and Patrick, again I want to express my deepest sympathy to you both. In CR’s picture he looks just like I remember seeing him the last time I saw him, here in Jeffersonville, Indiana at the Court House (hat and all). CR is at rest now and no longer in pain. God Bless you both from your forever friend, Flo

  13. Patty, Patrick and Family, We are so sorry about the passing of C.R. and want you to know you are in our prayers and thoughts. C.R. was such an upbeat, happy person and will be missed by us.

  14. Patti and Patrick, Don and I are so very, very sorry about the passing of CR. Our continued thoughts and prayers will be with you through this difficult time. Love, Ann

  15. Dear Pope Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of C.R. It has been many years since we have seen each other but my thoughts and prayers are with you. C.R.’s legacy will fill many hearts with joy and love.

  16. Some of the best times in my life were spent with C.R. and Patty. C.R. always saw the silver lining and brightest star in every circumstance. With a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin, he made us feel extra special. And what a proud husband and father he was – so obvious Patrick was his light and joy and we all could see how much he loved and appreciated Patty. We’ll miss you, C.R., but we’ll remember always what a great guy you were! I’m so, so sorry – my most sincere and warmest condolences to Patty and Patrick.

  17. Our sincere sympathy to all. C.R. was a kind and gentle man that was loved by many. May the comfort of God get you through the rough times. Love, Tim, Alicia and Zoey

  18. Patty, I am so sorry and saddened to read of the passing of CR. Our thoughts are with you at a time of such great loss.

  19. We were blessed by CR’s love and friendship and he will continue to be with us in the sweet memories & many fun stories we have to tell. I can see him chatting it up with Jesus and they are both laughing out loud! To be loved by CR was a great joy! Teresa

  20. Wow, what a guy! From sun burns at Port Aransas, to bird hunting in South Texas, to pot luck dinners at Riverbend, always genuine, with that belly laugh and eye twinkle, and recommendation on the latest book he was reading, our newly nicknamed friend, “Tom Bien”, will be so, so missed, but always loved and remembered. Here’s to you, our friend! Mo & Lynn

  21. I will never forget the wonderful weekend when you hosted Amanda and I, along with Teresa. C. R. was such a great host and so much fun to be around. I could see immediately why your family was so special to Teresa and Gene. Every time I clean my glasses, I think of C.R.! He will always hold a place in my heart, and so will you and Patrick.

  22. Dear Mrs. Pope and Family, My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to you on the loss of Mr. Pope. Sincerely, Jimmie Lee Johnson

  23. Though our lives crossed paths many years ago, the memories of C.R. revolve around his generosity toward us and his sense of humor. He always made our family feel welcome and valued, as did you, Patty and Patrick. Our thoughts are with you.

  24. Patty and Patrick, The memorial service was a beautiful and perfect tribute to you and CR. Our wish for you is EUCHARISTEO: Grace that is God’s gift of love and tender mercies for the precious people you are, Thanksgiving for God sharing CR’s life with all of us and Joy, knowing CR is with our heavenly Father & will always be present in your lives! With tremendous love and grateful hearts, we will keep you tucked in our prayers. Larry and Mary Murphy

  25. Patty and Patrick, We so wish we could have been at the Memorial Service. I’m sure you understand. If the service was anything like the obituary it must have been beautiful. It was a well deserved tribute. I loved that guy. God loves and so do I Patty.

  26. Patsy – I am so sorry, What a huge loss for you and your family! I just saw the obit and it is after the service. Please know that I will will you in my thoughts and pray that God will comfort you through this difficutl loss. Tammy Erlanson

  27. Patty, Thinking about you at this time and praying for you. I know you have many wonderful memories to treasure. Sincerely, Claudette Barrington

  28. Patty, thinking about you every day. I am so thankful for the blessing you found in CR. love you. ML

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