Obituary for Jacob P. Miller Pope

    • Name: Jacob P. Miller Pope
    • Home Town: Shallotte, NC
    • Date of Death: 11/20/2016
    • Birth Place: Greenville, SC
    • Birth Date: 04/08/1929
    • Service Date: 11/28/2016 at 02:00 PM
    • Visit Date: 11/28/2016
    • Visit Times: 1:00 PM
    • Service Place: Camp United Methodist Church

    Jacob Preston Miller Pope, Jr. 87 passed away peacefully at his Shallotte Point NC home on November 20, 2016.

    Born April 8 1929 in Greenville SC, the son of the late Jacob Preston Miller Pope and Lucille Hunt Pope, he was predeceased by a brother, Hewlett Eric Pope. Miller was a professional artist and author.

    He played a major role in the development and promotion of Brunswick County and its South Brunswick Islands. He was a founder of the area Chamber of Commerce and, along with his wife Helen, founded The Winds Resort Beach Club on Ocean isle Beach.  He was also a founder of Sea Trail Golf Resort at Sunset Beach, NC. Miller served on the Boards of over a dozen regional and national touerism organizations.

    Miller graduated from Greenville High School after completing eleventh grade. While at Greenville High, he founded the Chevalerian fraternity.

    Two months after his graduation he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in the final months of World War II. After being honorably discharged he attended Furman University and then moved to New York City to pursue his career in art and advertising on Madison Avenue. Miller was a member of The Society of Illustrators in NYC and served as President of the Westport Artists in Westport, CT.

    In New York he met and married Helen Otis Pope (the love of his life) to whom he was married for 52 years until her death in in 2004.   They moved to Ocean Isle Beach in 1975.

    Miller is survived by his daughter; Debra Hamilton of Isle of Palms, SC; his son, Gary Pope and wife Martha of Shallotte Point; his beloved grandchildren; Chasen McCall and wife Sarah of Isle of Palms SC, Jessica Hirshorn and husband Scott of Mt. Pleasant SC, John Pope of Lexington KY, and Sydney Pope Long and husband Stephen of Charleston SC; and 4.99 great grandchildren. Also his sister Dee Reid of Greenville, SC and his brother Tom Pope of West Jefferson, NC.

    A Celebration of life Service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 28th at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte, NC with visitation at 1:00pm. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to Smile Train ( or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice , 955 Mercy LN, Bolivia NC 28422.

    On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte


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