Mr. George Ellis Pope, 70, of Cullowhee, NC passed away unexpectedly at his home December 28, 2019. He was born in Huntington, WV, April 13, 1949 to the late Lonie and Marguerite Spencer Pope. Mr. Pope bravely served in the US Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. He worked as a licensed electrician from 1972 until his death. Mr. Pope had an interesting life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He learned to sky dive and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife; Trinna Guy Pope and their granddaughter, Ivyona Pope of the home; a daughter; Melissa Lynch and significant other, Michael Manchester; a son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Hope Pope; grandchildren; Kelsi Ballou, Victoria Pope, Cole Ellis Pope, Celistrial Lynch, William Lynch, Aubrey Wisser and Isaiah Wisser; great-grandchildren; Joshua and Noah, sisters; Bobby Ogawa, Jeanette Campbell, Jeannie Nolan and Lorrie Nolan, brothers and sisters-in-law; Derwood and Lois Pope, Gary and Letha Pope, Mike and Laurie Pope and Patrick Pope. In addition to his parents, Mr. Pope was preceded in death by sisters; Joann Haskins and Kim Holler, and brothers; Laney and Jeffrey Pope. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Ladonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Saturday at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. Online condolences may be made at: www.moodyfuneralservices.com Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family locally.