Private graveside funeral services for Raymond Eugene “Gene” Poppell, 83, of Whigham, GA, are Monday, August 31, 2020, in Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA. Rev. Steve Poppell and Rev. Johnny Burdick will officiate. Mr. Poppell passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Mr. Poppell was born on May 4, 1937, in Greenville, FL, to the late Alvin Poppell and Ila Hancock Poppell. On August 10, 1963, he married Beverlyn Carter Poppell, who survives. They were married for 57 years. He retired from Engelhard Company (now BASF Chemical) where he was a lab technician. He was a member of the Masonic Club and a member of Union Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Beverlyn Poppell of Whigham, GA; daughter, Jada Burdick (Rev. Johnny) of Whigham, GA; son, Robert E. “Bobby” Poppell of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Tyler Poppell (Destin) of Lake Park, GA, Brent Burdick of Whigham, GA, Logan Burdick of Whigham, Carleigh Poppell of Whigham, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Edwin Poppell Lavern Poppell; and sisters, Eloise Perkins, Shirley Sangster.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Poppell’s memory to: The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090; or Climax Baptist Church Church, 204 Lee St, Climax, GA 39834.
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