HENDERSON — John Henry Hope, 84, of Henderson, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Maria Parham Health.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Willie P. Hope, and Alice Norwood Hope King.

He was a member of White Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Stanley Hope; three sons, Todd H. Hope, David S. Hope (Leigh Anne) and Timothy G. Hedgepeth (Carroll); one sister, Mary Ann H. Rivers; one daughter-in-law, Kathy H. Hedgepeth; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Alongside his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Leon Hedgepeth; and three brothers, Willie P. “June” Hope, L. Taylor Hope, and James A. “Duck” Hope.

A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson, North Carolina, conducted by the Rev. Dennis Jones.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to White Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Henderson, NC, 27565.

Arrangements are by Sossamon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sos samonfuneralhome.com.