Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice, ACU grad Jack Pope dies at 103
He was a longtime member of the University Avenue Church of Christ in Austin and former president of The Christian Chronicle’s National Council, an advisory body that preceded the newspaper’s current governing board.
Pope passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017, in Austin.
A Lone Star legend has passed.
Jack Pope, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, passed away this morning.
He was 103. pic.twitter.com/h5JQiUFaT0
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) February 25, 2017
According to the Abilene Reporter-News , Pope’s health had been declining in recent months and he had been placed under hospice care.
The Supreme Court of Texas Historical Society tweeted the following video in honor of Pope:
Via @OslerSCTX, watch #SCOTX‘s tribute to one of its greatest Chief Justices—”Jack Pope 1913-2017.” https://t.co/Wwm4Z2e48L
— SCOTXHistSocy (@SCOTXHistSocy) February 25, 2017
Funeral services for Justice Jack Pope are scheduled for 1 p.m. March 3 at the University Avenue Church of Christ, in Austin.
Read Justice Pope’s obituary here.
•Texas officials honor longtime church member, ACU graduate Jack Pope on his 100th birthday