Ernest Dale “Tadpole” Pope, 75, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on December 31, 1936 in Bartholomew County, IN to Herbert and Florence (Wood) Pope.
Dale retired as a over the road truck driver in 1997. He had worked for Transport Associates, Bradley’s Trucking, and Warehouse Services Incorporated. Dale was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son in law, Dru King; brothers, Floyd, Allen, and Thomas.
Dale is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Dorothy (Dinn) Pope; sons, Jeff Pope (Sabra) of Mt. Vernon, Jim Pope of Evansville; daughters, Lisa King of Mt. Vernon, Trela Hollis (Rich) of Alsip, IL; sister, Helen Meyers of Edinburg, IN; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mt. Vernon, IN with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery at Caborn.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to defray expenses.