History of the Restoration Movement

Richard "Dick" Rufus Poplin


Obituary for Richard Rufus Poplin

Funeral services for Richard Rufus "Dick" Poplin, 87, of Shelbyville were Thursday, July 6, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Eastside Church of Christ with Bro. Frank Butler and Bro. Bill Cavender officiating. Interment was in Willow Mount Cemetery. Doak-Howell Funeral Home was in charge of the service.

Mr. Poplin died Monday, July 3, 2006. He was a native of Bedford County. He was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for many years. He was well remembered for his weekly article, "Scraps of Poplin," published in the Shelbyville Times Gazette, author of three nostalgia books and editor of the Bedford County Historical Society, a former board member of the Argie Cooper Library and the Bedford County Hospital. He retired in 1976 as the assistant postmaster for the Shelbyville Post Office after 34 years of service.

Survivors include his daughters, Beverly and husband, Esmon West of Lewisburg and Bettye and husband, Bobby Prosser of Dickson; second wife, Helen Jackson Poplin of Arlington, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William A.J. Poplin and Sally "Sadie" Jordan Brown Poplin; first wife of 56 years, Sybil Russell Poplin; brothers, Glyde and Thomas Poplin; and sisters, Mattie Cortner and Mary Vance McQuaig.

Memorials may be made to A Sera Care Hospice, Eastside Church of Christ, Argie Cooper Public Library or any cancer fund.

Published in the Dickson (TN) Herald on 7 July 2006.

Directions To Grave

The Poplin family is buried in the Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Shelbyville is located between I-65 and I-24 in south central Tennessee. For best results utilize the GPS coordinates below to get to the location of the graves in the cemetery.

GPS Location
35°29'30.1"N 86°28'25.9"W
35.491694, -86.473873

William A.J. Poplin - December 1, 1879 - February 28, 1966
Sadie B. Poplin - July 17, 1884 - July 25, 1979
Parents of Dick Poplin

Richard R. Poplin - August 10, 1918 - July 3, 2006
Bessie Sybil Russell Poplin - February 23, 1918 - August 25, 1993

Photos Taken 02.2019
Webpage produced 12.25.2019
Courtesy Of Scott Harp

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