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Updated: 03/05/2014 08:00:05AM

Eric Wayne Pope

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Eric Wayne Pope, 32, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Lakeland.

He was born Aug. 27, 1981, in Lake Wales, Fla., to Billy and Phyllis (Barron) Pope and had been a lifelong resident of Polk County, Fla. He was a laborer for Republic Services Re-Cycling and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his daughter, Lydia Pope of Lake Wales; sisters, Mandy (Joe) Messer of Lake Wales and Rebecca (Todd) King of Alabama; brothers, Ryan Pope of Bowling Green, Fla., Billy (Codie) Pope of Tennessee and Robert Pope of Ft. Meade, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Interment will be held at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales.

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