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“Uncle Arnie ... you will be missed. I could write a book on all my memories!!! One vivid one is ... you were the only one who could diagnose my ...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Sekeet (Peruzze) - MI

“Arnie u have always been a great friend to me and my family for a few years.u always made me smile even on my worst days that was one of the many...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Brad Parsons - Battlecreek, MI

“Dear Jenny, Shelly and family:I am so sorry about Arnie and know you will miss him terribly. We know he is up there having 'a blast' with his cronies...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: June Jeffery - Venice, FL

“Arnie,A piece of my heart went to Heaven with you. Thank you coming into my life. You will be missed. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tina Kirchoff - Battle Creek, MI

“Thanks Arnie, Sandy, and Shelley for the wonderful memories living next door to you! Your family is very special and loved. We will miss Arnie very...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Darlene Ford-Fontana - Ann Arbor, MI

Cowboy Cliff and the Hat Lady “We will miss your smile, your stories (true and false) and the daily honk of your horn. We love you Arnie. Our prayers are with your family during...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Cliff and Valorie Hunt - Marshall, MI


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Arnold L. Pope, 83, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Arnie was born in Battle Creek, Michigan to Arnold E. and Trevamae (Robbins) Pope. He was a 1952 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Arnie honorably served his country sixteen months in Korea as a Field Wireman with the U.S. Army 933rd AAA Battalion Armored Division 508th Detachment. He was employed by Eaton Valve, Oliver Aviation, Eaton Blade, retiring from Hydreco in Galesburg as an inspector, after 33 years.

Arnie was united in marriage to Sandra E. Drenth on August 26, 1961. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy, and brother-in-law Oscar Hare. Surviving are his daughter, Shelley L. (Ronald) Pope Hauke of Hudsonville, MI; seven grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Hare of Battle Creek and his very dear friend Ruth Lang of Battle Creek. Arnie was a member of Covenant Hope Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was also a member of VFW # 565 and volunteered for the Salvation Army. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and U of M football. Arnie will be remembered as a faithful servant of Christ, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and brother. He enjoyed being outdoors, and socializing with a flare for humor. Arnie also had a special place in his heart for animals.

Friends will be received 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services will be held at Covenant Hope Church 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017. Committal and interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hope Church, 1021 Wagner Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49017, the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015 or CentraCare, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 103, Battle Creek, MI 49017.

The family would like to thank the staff at Centracare whose dedication allowed him to remain in his home, also Chris Worgess, who provided medical expertise for many years.

Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.