Ervin Clay Pope passed from this life into Heaven on Dec. 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Joan.
Ervin is survived by his children Sheree Pair (Lawrence) and Jeff Pope (Ginger); grandchildren Jacquelyn Underwood (Todd), Allen Pair (Amanda), and Shane Pair (Andrea); great-grandchildren Cade and Maci Underwood, Ava and Anna Pair, and Max, Lucy, and Judy Pair.
Ervin was born Nov. 21, 1927. He lived in a time when mothers told their children to go out and play in the morning and didn’t see them again until dinner time. Ervin often shared stories of bicycling from his home in Woodlawn to Cascade Plunge three times a day and crawling through storm sewers at Forest Hill Cemetery.
After graduating from his beloved Woodlawn High School, Ervin enlisted in the Army in 1946 and served in Seoul, Korea until 1948. He was proud to play clarinet in the 7th Infantry Division Band.
Ervin was a salesman for 50 plus years. In 1968 he was promoted to manage the Center Point Moore- Handley building and supply store. Ervin was also a beloved and active member, deacon and Adult Choir president of First Baptist Church of Center Point.
He was an avid follower of the Alabama Crimson Tide. At age 89, Ervin moved from his home in Center Point to Legacy Ridge Assisted Living in Trussville. His life was enriched by the activities provided, but more so the companionship of the other residents and the “loving”, “teasing”, and encouragement provided to him by his caregiver, especially Susie, Michelle, Shannon, JJ, and Sandra.
Until his wonderful move to Legacy Ridge, neighbors Peggy and Doug Ligon took special care of Ervin- cutting grass, home cooked meals and rolling his garbage can to the street. Special thanks to Compasses Hospice at St. Martin’s in the Pines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Center Point. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville.