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.— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) February 25, 2017
Jack Pope, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, passed away this morning.
He was 103. pic.twitter.com/h5JQiUFaT0
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:
Read Justice Pope's obituary here.
•Texas officials honor longtime church member, ACU graduate Jack Pope on his 100th birthday