Donald Ray Pope, 71 of Waxahachie, Texas passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Waxahachie. He was born August 30, 1947, in Lexington, TN., to Max and Georgia Pope. Don graduated high school in Potosi, Missouri and went on to join and serve in the U.S. Army. Don married the love of his life Brenda Ann Scott on August 19, 1966. After the military, he attended and graduated from Northwood University. Don and his family moved to Waxahachie in June of 1980 and was the past president of the Duncanville Lions Club. He later went on to become a Certified Financial Planner and partner with Edward Jones Investments and later become a senior VP for Raymond James Investments. He will be dearly missed by his family and all that knew him and loved him.

He is survived by his wife: Brenda Pope, by his son Jeffrey Pope; Son and daughter in law: Jonathan & Jennifer Pope; Grandson: Chase Pope and his mother Georgia Pope. He was preceded in death by his father Max Pope and one brother Tommy Pope.

Service to celebrate his life is scheduled for 1:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Avenue Church in Waxahachie with Pastor David Brown and Brother Shannon Hopkins officiating.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 9:30 am Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Isaiah Ministries https://61isaiah.com/donate/ or The Avenue Church Children’s Ministry: https://theavenuechurch.churchcenter.com/giving/to/memorial-fund .

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. www.waynebozefuneralhome.com