Thomas Popplewell, 75, of Russell Springs, KY passed away at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He was born on August 29, 1946 in Russell County, a son the late Farris and Zilma McQueary Popplewell.
Tommy was a welder for over 43 years, initially working at Learsiegler and then for Tarter Gate Company for 35 years. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and boat motors, but his favorite pastime was fishing. Tommy was a member of Square Oak Separate Baptist Church where he attended services as long as he was able to do so. He was a very kind and caring man who loved his family. Tommy will be missed by all who were blessed to know his humble spirit and quiet, soft-spoken voice.
His beloved wife of 53 years: Lois West Popplewell of Russell Springs
1 son: Kevin (Hazel) Popplewell of Monticello
1 daughter: Kim Popplewell of Liberty
2 brothers: Ola Popplewell and Roy Popplewell, both of Russell Springs
1 sister: Meredith Hopper of Russell Springs Granddaughter: Alexandria (Jarred) Johnson of Warrensburg, MO
Grandson: Joshua Taylor (Felicia Collins) of Liberty
In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by four brothers: Marlus Popplewell, Willard Popplewell, and Paul Popplewell; and a sister, Nadean Wilson.
Funeral service: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Conner officiating
Burial: Holt Cemetery
Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Friday
Joe Wilson, Isaac Wilson, Jeff Dick, Joshua Taylor, Chris Popplewell, and Mark Coots will serve as Tommy’s pallbearers.
Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.