By Ryan Atkinson
Globe market development manager
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Dennis Norman Pope, age 70, Joplin, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, after a sudden illness.
Dennis was born April 15, 1943, in Joplin to the late Byron Pope and Rhea McDonald Pope and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life.
He owned and operated AAA Upholstery in Joplin for 32 years. Dennis enjoyed the outdoors and loved camping and fishing.
Dennis married Jackie Fields on March 30, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives at the home.
Additional survivors include two sons, Jerry Pope and his wife, Martha, Carl Junction, Kevin Pope, Joplin; a daughter, Stacie Hayes and her husband, Josh, Joplin; and six grandchildren, Erica Pope, Haley Pope, Ashlyn Pope, Brooke Pope, Keri Pope and Addison Hayes.
Dennis has been taken for cremation.
A memorial service is planned for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. Bob Simon will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.