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James Pope

September 21, 1968 - September 21, 2020

Visitation: 5pm – 7pm, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville

Graveside Service: 11am, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery

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James Douglas Pope, 52, was called home to be with our Lord, Monday, September 21, 2020. He was born in Danville, KY on September 21, 1968 to the late Kitty Marie McGill and Duke Marvin Pope. James graduated from Danville High School in 1987. He was an avid reader and loved music. He was loved by all with whom he crossed paths. James proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1988-1990. He spent his last year in Louisville, at The Healing Place where he made a huge impact on peers and created many meaningful bonds and friendships with other residents. James’ smile, laugh, and loving personality will be missed by many near and far.

He is survived by his father, Duke Pope; a son, Christopher Pope of Danville; two daughters, Whitney Schlenker and Brooklyn Pope both of California; a sister Jaclyn McGill of Cincinnati; a brother, Marvin McKinzy of California; a step-father, Norman McGill of Danville; and his fiancé, Daphne Belcher, of Danville in addition to a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kitty Marie McGill.

Visitation will be held at Stith Funeral Home in Danville from 5pm–7pm on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 30th at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Rev. Barry Bowman will officiate. Pallbearers will be MaKaiya McGill, James Scott, Norman McGill, Chad Martin, Steven Goodman, and Kenny Adams. Memorial donations are suggested to The Healing Place in Louisville, Kentucky. Please sign the online guestbook or send a Hugs from Home at

Psalm 121 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help”

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