POPE, Larry J., age 85
Died: Friday, August 21st, 2020
Celebration of Life: 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the funeral home in Eau Claire with Pastor Dan Norman officiating
Visitation: Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until time of the service
Interment: Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Wisconsin
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Larry J. Pope, age 85, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Pigeon Falls Health Care in Pigeon Falls, WI.
Larry was born on February 12, 1935 to the late Leonard and Gwendolyn Pope in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Larry was the third child of five children (JoAnn, Thomas, Allen, Chuck, and Dick.) Leonard remarried to Elmira (Bowe) Pope and had five more children (Susan, Lenard, Penny, John, and Kathy) making a total of ten children. Larry had the type of childhood where he would state "I had more fun than I should have." At the age of seventeen, Larry entered the Navy as a radio operator fighting in the Vietnam War. Larry then returned home and married Gwendolyn Gordan (deceased) and had three children (Bill, Linda, and James). Gwen and Larry parted ways in 1967. Larry then married his now departed wife Louanne "Tweets" Tweith in 1969.
Larry was so many things to so many people: a father, brother, grandfather, friend, and an author. Larry loved being with family and telling stories of his past. He always had a smile on his face and was willing to talk to anyone. Larry will be very missed by all the people he touched in his life. Abooadaya to one of the best.
He is survived by sons, daughters and their spouses; James (Jane), Bill (Donna), Linda, Vickie, Dave; brothers, Thomas, Lenard, and John; sisters, Kathy and Penny; grandchildren, Jackie, Greg, Josh, Ben, Josh S., Natasha, Danny, Andy, Sarah, Joseph, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Rose, and Bethany; great grandchildren, Jr. Connor, Brian, Dominic, Mikaela, Ethan, Kylie, Natalie, Bella, and Jewels; along with 37 nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Louanne "Tweets" Tweith; siblings, JoAnn, Allen, Chuck, Dick and Susan.