James Murl Pope was born on November 11, 1950, to Alva and Sarah (Lutz) Pope at Hamburg, Iowa. He had lived on the home place near Corning, Missouri. Jim attended Irish Grove School and Fairfax High School. He farmed with his father and brother all his life. He had also worked at ConAgra Popcorn plant and at American Recycling.
Jim was a faithful member of the Fairfax Baptist Church which he joined in 1960. He was always ready to help. If you weren’t going to be there, just call Jim.
He is survived by his brother Cameron and sister-in-law Sharon of Fairfax, and by his sister Erma and brother-in-law Marshall Dowdy of Booneville, Mississippi, and nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Alva and Sarah Pope.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Fairfax Baptist Church, Fairfax, Missouri, conducted by Pastor Andy Braams.