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Herbert Hope
  • November 02, 1934
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  • December 03, 2019

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Herbert W. Hope, 85, passed on December 3, 2019 in Ocklawaha, FL under the care of Hospice of Marion County.  He was born November 2, 1934 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He graduated from Watson Chapel High in 1952 and then attended the University of Arkansas Monticello for 1 year. He then spent 3 years in Navel reserves before joining full time and retiring after 27 years.  In addition to his duties and 2 tours in Vietnam he served as a Flight Engineer and Hurricane Hunter.  Herbert worked 15 years with the USPS.  He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 138 in Port Tampa, FL, was part of The Sons of The American Legion,  Mooselodge #912 in Tampa and an Eagle and Masonic Lodge member.  He was a contributor to many charitable causes including the Lacoda Indians.

Herbert had a love for the outdoors and was very giving of his time to others.  He was a doer and was always the first to lend a hand.  He had never met a stranger.  Herb was preceded in death by his wife Betty Hope in 2009.  Herbert is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Liz) Thompson Hope; former wife, Hilda; brother, Robert (Bob) Hope; sister, Kay Robison both in Arkansas; Son, Herbert (Emma) Hope Jr.; daughters, Joi (Dennis) Hope Thomas, Dema (Ray) Webb, Lori Hope (Terry) Rigdon, Shea Hope Denver, and Steve (Melissa) Taylor.  He had many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.


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  1. 02 Jan 2020
    Dema Webb says:
    Daddy,
    Again I have to say good by to an amazing man. You gave of yourself for as long as I have known you. You came into my life at a young age and loved me like I was you flesh and blood , I gave you hell in the beginning but you never gave up. You took amazing care of my mom who wasn’t the best but she loved you dearly and I will always be great full to you for that. All I ever wanted was for you to be happy after she passed. I love and miss you so much and hope you are having the time of your life in heaven with my momma and all your family and friend from the legion , you are all together once again. Watch out heaven . Till we meet again RIP and I love you

  2. 21 Dec 2019
    Carol Cameron says:
    I will you greatly Uncle Herb, give Aunt Betty my love.

    Carol Cameron

  3. 21 Dec 2019
    Carol Cameron lit a candle:
    Lit since December 21, 2019 at 12:16:29 PM

  4. 21 Dec 2019
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    Daddy

  5. 21 Dec 2019
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    Mom and Dad
    Mom and Dad

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