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William Robert "Bob" Poplett
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1921
Oak Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1999
Bloomington
McLean County
Illinois, USA

William Robert "Bob" Poplett, 77, of 1530 E Jackson St, Bloomington, formerly of River Forest, died at 2:19 AM Monday (April 26, 1999) at OSF St Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 11am Thursday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. David P Dees officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the memorial home.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E Front St., Bloomington, Illinois 61701.
Mr Poplett was born June 18, 1921, in Oak Park, a son of Ray E & Fannie M Reynolds Poplett.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Carolyn Poplett, River Forest, IL; his first cousins, Anna Mae Metz, Bloomington, with whom he made his home and her twin sister, Alma Faye Rickey formerly of Gibson City, IL.
Other survivors include his cousin's children, Ronald Metz, Springfield; Jane (David) Koehne, Pekin; and Carol (Garland) Peed, San Diego, Calif and Wayne Rickey, Ohio; Darrell Rickey, Gibson City, IL; and Connie (Thomas) Barham, Champaign, IL; two nephews, John and James Poplett, both of Chicago, and one great-niece, Allison Poplett, Chicago. His brother, Ray E Poplett, Jr, preceded him in death.
Mr Poplett was a graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
He was a mechanical engineer for Binks Manufacturing of Chicago for 50 years, retiring in 1991.
Mr Poplett was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington and the Golden K Kiwanis also of Bloomington, IL. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ray E. Poplett (1887 - 1947)
  Fannie M. Reynolds Poplett (1889 - 1959)
 
 Sibling:
  William Robert Poplett (1921 - 1999)
  Ray Eldin Poplett (1923 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum
Bloomington
McLean County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Patricia (Anderson) Scog...
Record added: Apr 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107818002
William Robert Bob Poplett
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