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Jesse Nichols "Nicky" Pope

Jesse Nichols "Nicky" Pope
  • January 10, 1945 - December 27, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Our deepest sympathies! We loved Jesse and truly admired his leadership. He was a true Man of Integrity! Dear Penny, you will always be in our Prayers ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jan & Nita Kendrick - Work

“The world rightly grieves the loss one of its very best. Not only was it a privilege to know and work with Jesse for more than 20 years, it was my...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: A. J. (Tony) Siciliano

“I wish that my 20-something year old self had been able to fully grasp the truth of Jesse´s words to me when I decided to leave ICL, "you´ve worked...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jill Bradford Bussard - Work

“Jesse was a very close personal friend of our family. He was always there when needed, he was a big hearted kind gentleman. We have have shared...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Joe & Cassandra Padgette - SC

“I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Pope's passing. I had tremendous respect for him and it was a pleasure working for him at ICL. Your family is in my...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl Nunnally - Work

“Penny and family, my deepest sympathies for the loss of Jesse. He was great to work for at ICL and I have the utmost respect for him. You are in my...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Chris Winn - Work

“Penny, Our love is with you and the whole family. Nicky´s hearty laugh and love for family will not be forgotten. I´ll always appreciate the...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kristin Butler Shaw - Family

“Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time . Jesse was a very fair, honest...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karen M Pollard - Work


Jesse Nichols "Nicky" Pope, 76 of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina died on Monday, December 27, 2021 at home after a prolonged illness.

Jesse was born January 10, 1945 in Alamance County, North Carolina, son of the late Henry Roberts Pope and Myrtle Long Pope. He was a 1963 graduate of Eastern Alamance High School. He began his career working for Associated Transport. His career spanned decades in the container industry, culminating with his position as Chief Executive Officer of Independent Container Line, based in Richmond, Virginia.

Upon his retirement in 2005, he continued to pursue his lifelong passion for golf, classic cars, skeet shooting, and spending time with his beloved grandsons.

Jesse is survived by his wife Penny G. Pope; children, Robert W. Pope (Helen De Groot) of Atlanta, GA and Amanda K. Pope (Nathan Zipperian) of Weston, FL; grandsons, Clayton P. Zipperian, James N. Pope, and Henry C. Pope; stepmother, Bessie I. Pope; and sister, Amy P. Jepko.