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Bruce Lee Popplewell, Russell County, KY (1931-2017)

He was a farmer and the patriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY family. He was the son of the late Emitt & Maudie Johnson Popplewell. With his passing, five of the 12 children of this union survive. His wife, Janett Popplewell, survives. He leaves 15 direct living descendants.
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Bruce Lee Popplewell, 85, of Russell Springs, KY, died Monday, October 30, 2017 at the home of a son.

Service for Bruce Lee Popplewell will be held 2pmCT, Thursday. November 2, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Visitation will be after 1pmCT, Thursday. Interment in the Popplewell Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY.


Bruce Lee Popplewell, Russell County, KY (1931-2017)


He was born December 11, 1931 in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Emitt & Maudie Johnson Popplewell. He died Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 19 days.

Bruce was a farmer.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Popplewell; four brothers, Ocus, Dewell, Coy, & Kirby Popplewell; and three sisters, Nona Silver, Margie Chumbley, and Audean Fox. Survivors include:
  • His wife: Janett Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY

  • Six children: Tina (Shawn) Wilson, Brian (Mona) Popplewell, Marty Popplewell, Scottie (Cynthia) Popplewell, all of Russell Springs, KY; and Lee Popplewell and Brenda Toon, both of Indiana

  • Seven grandchildren: Alan Popplewell, Teresa Baker, Nicole Popplewell, Hunter Popplewell, Jaime Popplewell, Adam Bruflat, Makaela Popplewell

  • Two great grandchildren: Deacon Baker and Kyren Overly

  • Three brothers: Marsel Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY; and Thurman Popplewell and Darwin Popplewell, both of Indiana

  • Two sisters: Katie (Jerry) Hatfield, Jabez, KY; and Vonda Fizer, Mississippi
Send condolences to the family of Bruce Lee Popplewell

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


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