Joseph R. Poplar

Burial Date:

April 28, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

March 24, 1929 - April 25, 2017

Funeral Home:

Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals (Directions)


Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist (Directions)

Joseph R. "Pops" Poplar, Sr., 88, of Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Poplar was born in Lorain March 24, 1929, the son of the late, Benjamin J. and Ann (nee Kurowski) Poplar.

He graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1947. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church in Lorain. Mr. Poplar worked as a precision grinder at Bendix in Elyria, for 33 years, retiring in 1983. Following his retirement he owned and operated Joella's Fish & Chips in Lorain and the Five Star Artist Agency in Lorain. He enjoyed traveling. As a musician, he played bass fiddle in several groups, including the Chet Sikora Polka Band.

Mr. Poplar is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ella M. (Nee Hemminger) Poplar; sons, Joseph R. (Susan) Poplar, Jr., of Glendale, California, Daniel P. Poplar of Pepperall, Massachussets, Timothy (Tania) Poplar, of Merrimack, New Hampshire; Rand (Kristine) Poplar of Milford, New Hampshire; he is also survived by grandchildren, Nicole Hernandez, Michael Bansek, Jason Poplar, Sean Poplar, Aaron Poplar, Amanda Beckner, Jillian Poplar, Nicholas Poplar, Meredith Poplar, Victoria Poplar, Tate Poplar, Trista Poplar; great-grandchildren, Madison, Austin, Evion, Jake, Kyle, Phoeby, Addison, Jackson, Wyatt, Ember and special "adopted" grandchildren, Paige, Ian, Rachael and Zachary; step-daughter, Linda L Bansek of Elyria; step-son,Edward C. Brady, of Avon and a sister Ann Marie Lehman, of Casa Grande, Arizona.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Benjamin P. Poplar and Richard F. Poplar.

Friends may call Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 6 until 8 P.M., in the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, April 28, 2017, in the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, with Mr. Chuck Boals, Chaplain, officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

The family suggests that Memorial contributions may be made to Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053

Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals is handling the arrangements.

Burial Location

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