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Herman W. Pope

Published 12:31pm Monday, October 29, 2012

October 19, 2012

A graveside service for Herman W. Pope, 95, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Hartselle, was Fri., Oct. 26, at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall, Calif.

Mr. Pope died Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Danville, a twin and one of six brothers. He was a strong, kind and giving person who was always helping others. He had a quick smile and a listening ear, which endeared him to many. Herman fought in World War II in the Pacific Theater on the “ship that won the war” alongside many other brave soldiers. During his 41 years at MGM in purchasing, he was the president of his union for 27 of those years (and “chief lion tamer”). After retiring, he started a successful studio company store that has been replicated by many others in the entertainment industry.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah (Sally) Mulnick.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 74 years, Josephine Pope; a granddaughter, Laura Knightley; a grandson Alexander Mulnick; and his great-grandchildren, Joseph, Frank and Roxanne Knightley and Sarah and Ryan Mulnick; and many nieces and nephews.

 

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