Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Funeral Set for TNT Marketing Manager and Ole Miss Alum Oscar Pope

The funeral for Oscar Pope, who was a member of the NBA on TNT crew, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12 at Terry Mission M.B. Church, 1945 Highway 515, Terry, Mississippi.

The Ole Miss alum who worked as marketing manager of Turner Sports passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32 on June 2.

After the service, burial will be at Society Cemetery on Frontage Road in Terry. The Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson is handling the arrangements.

Pope, a native of Terry, graduated with a double-major in art with an emphasis in graphic design and broadcast journalism in 2010. During his time at the University of Mississippi, Pope became a Production manager for Rebel Radio, a news anchor for NewsWatch and a visual editor for The Daily Mississippian

According to an alumni profile, Pope accepted a position as an advertising coordinator at a sports publishing firm in Atlanta after graduation. He later joined the Atlanta-based startup Scoutmob as an advertising executive for four years before landing at Creative Loafing Atlanta as a multimedia marketing specialist.

His career path eventually led to Turner Broadcasting as content marketing coordinator of the NBA on TNT and NBA TV at Turner Sports. He handled consumer-facing creative messaging and branding for both networks in addition to NBA.com.

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