Dr. George W. Pope, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, 91, died Nov. 23. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nancy Herrington Pope; two daughters, Gracia and husband Tom O’Brien, and Lindsay Walker; four grandchildren, Erin and Alexa O’Brien, and Andrea and Matthew George Walker; and a very special extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two sisters and a son-in-law. He volunteered for the army the day after Pearl Harbor with a military career spanning 39 years. Among his medals were the Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre, and the Purple Heart. He graduated with a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Kentucky. After retirement from IBM, he taught at UK and Centre College. He was an active member of the Nicholasville United Methodist Church (NUMC), served on the Jessamine County school and fair boards, and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed racing homing pigeons and coin collecting. Service was noon Monday at Nicholasville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Snyder officiating. Burial followed at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation was Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at Betts & West Funeral Home. Bearers were Wayne, David, Darryl and John Herringon, Bill Heichelbech and Tom O’Brien. Honorary bearers were The Wise Sunday School class. Memorials suggested to NUMC Building Fund or your charity of choice. www.Bettsandwestfuneralhome.com.