C. Dale Pope
Funeral Date: 3/28/2013

C. Dale Pope, age 73, of Merritt Island, Florida formerly of Warren, Arkansas died Friday, March 15, 2013. He was born April 10, 1939 in Vick, Arkansas a son of the late Carl B. Pope and Maysell Smith Pope. He received his education in the Warren Public School System, held a Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. He joined NASA in 1965 at the Kennedy Space Center with the Apollo program. Retiring in 1997 he volunteered with NASA as a VIP escort for launches and landings. For 4 years he was assigned to the FBI. Dale enjoyed surfing, fishing and scuba diving. He loved travel, gardening, history and antique guns. Survivors include companion Suzanne Baker, Merritt Island, Fla; a sister Mary Gann, Little Rock, Ark; 2 nephews Randy Williams, Conway, Ark. and Stephen Dale Gann and spouse Judith, Port St Lucie, Fla; niece Libby Williams Baxley and spouse Roy, Sheridan, Ark; several great and great great nieces and nephews. Memorial services were 2:00pm Thursday, March 28, at Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Jonathan McGhee. Memorials preferred CHDC Volunteer Services, ATT: Sally Sellers, 150 East Siebenmorgen Road, Conway, AR. 72032 or a charity of choice.



Name: Kenny Jones
Message: Mr. Dale was my mentor, who started my career in Aviation, when he was at NASA.

Name: Bill & Sherry White
Message: So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. We went to school together.

Name: Sandra McFalls
Message: I worked with Dale when he was a summer intern at Ark Pwr & Lt (Entergy) in the '60's. Very much a gentleman. Very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a great man.

Name: Sarah (Clark) Martin
Message: So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. May the Lord comfort all of his family and bring wonderful memories of him and his effect on your life. We were in the same class at WHS and he was a fine young man even back then.

Name: David(Buddy) & Tina McClain
Message: Sorry for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this hard & painful time.

Name: Donna Whitaker Cairnes

Name: Donna Whitaker Cairnes
Message: Libby and Family, All of you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Dale was such a dear and loyal friend to me and others. I will miss him terribly, but know he suffered way to long. Our last conversation a few days before he died warms my heart. The service was nice in Merritt Island and my husband, Jeff was glad he got to meet some of Dale's family. God bless all of you and know I am here. Prayers and blessings.

Name: French & Judy Thornton Wynne
Message: All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.