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Eugene (Brub) Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1926-2013)

He was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Desoto & Ogla McBeath Popplewell. His wife, Imogene Dunbar Popplewell survives. He leaves 3 direct living descendants. He was retired from General Motors, a veteran of the US Army, and a member of the Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church.
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Eugene "Brub" Popplewell, 87, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral service for Eugene "Brub" Popplewell will be 11amCT, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro.Richie Curtis and Bro. Casey Davis officiating. Friends may call after 5pmCT, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Sunshine. Special Music: Doyle & Brenda Wilson.

Active Pallbearers: Gerald Popplewell, John McBeath, Marvin Johnson, Steve McBeath, Derrick Polston, and Charlie Newland.

Honorary Pallbearers: Wendell Wilson, Thurlo Tucker, and Arvin Wilson.

Eugene "Brub" Popplewell, Russell Co., KY (1926-2013)

He was born Wednesday, September 1, 1926 in Russell County, KY, the son of the late Desoto & Ogla McBeath Popplewell. He died Sunday, November 17, 2013, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 87 years, 2 months, and 16 days.

He was retired from General Motors, a veteran of the US Army, and a member of the Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Desoto Popplewell, Jr., Mack Popplewell, Glen Howell, Popplewell, Danny Joe Popplewell and a sister, Katie Flanagan.

Survivors include his wife: Imogene Dunbar Popplewell, and the following:
  • Two children: Emma Jo (Bill) Whitaker, Somerset, KY; and Kenny (Rhonda) Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY

  • One grandson: Tyler Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY
  • Four sisters: Kese Dohoney, TN.; Leda (Carlie) Bowman, AZ; LaDonna (Gillard) Thomas, Lexington, KY; and Jerry (Frank) Gladwell, Ohio
Send a condolence to the family of Eugene "Brub" Popplewell

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.

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