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NC jeweler, Dick Pope dies

(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.) - Richard “Dick” Pope died July 27 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He was 88.

Born in 1921, Pope opened Towne Jewelers in Winston-Salem in 1955. He went on to open a second location, also in Winston-Salem, and retired in 2002.

Pope served in the Air Force during World War II. He was an active member of Salem Baptist Church, and an avid golfer.

Pope’s funeral service was held on July 31 at Salem Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 429 Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

 

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