Willis Neeld Pope Sr., 89, of Deweyville passed away on Sunday, March 11, at his residence.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the funeral home, with Dr. David Mahfouz of First Baptist Church Port Neches officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park .

He was a native of Bloomington, Ind.; born on July 1, 1922 to late parents George Arthur and Goldie (Neeld) Pope. He had lived the last 16 years in Deweyville, prior in Vidor for 10 years. His last employment was at Metal Forms as a security guard and he had served his country during World War II in the Army.

Mr. Pope enjoyed life, had a great sense of humor and was very active in polities. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Jan. 20, 2001, Mary Lois Pope; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pope; brothers, Phillip, William and Donald Pope.

He is survived by his daughters, Diana Craig and husband Jack of Hudson, Fla., Carolyn Alexander of Deweyville; daughter-in-law, Sandra Aaron of Broaddus, Texas; son Willis “Bill” Pope Jr. of Deweyville; grandchildren, Jeffrey Pope, Carol Wildes, Richard Duhon, Franchesca Pope Simpson, Heather Pope Hall, Melany Aaron, Brad Callaghan, Matthew Callaghan, Joel Callaghan, Jennifer Byers and 18 great grandchildren.