Smithville resident and New Castle, Ind., native Larry D. Popplewell, 69, died unexpectedly Aug. 15 at his home.
A production worker with General Motors and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Homer B. and Allene South Popplewell.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Peggy Bratcher Popplewell; sons, Robert L. Popplewell of Maynardville and Larry B.J. Popplewell of Murfreesboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and John Robertson of Kansas City, Mo., Kathy Popplewell and Chuck Strong of Robinson, Ind., Glenda and Gary Carter of Smithville; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Corine Popplewell of Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ike Grundwald of Box Elder, S.D.; sister-at-heart, Rose Ann Spitz of Pendleton, Ind., and special friends, George and Diana King of Walling.
Graveside services will be held at 6 a.m. Friday at Centertown Cemetery with Kenneth Bratcher and Barry Boggs officiating. Military graveside rites will be administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion 173.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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