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Ross Poppe / November 09, 2017

Ross Poppe, 70, of Nathalie, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at the SOVA Danville Medical Center. He was born in Dover Township, N.J., on Aug. 27, 1947.
He was a 28 year employee of VDOT, where he served as superintendent of the Rustburg bridge crew. He was a United States Navy veteran and a lifetime member of the Brenton Woods Volunteer Fire Department, Brick, N.J.

Mr. Poppe is survived by five children and ten grandchildren: son, Joseph Poppe and wife Jackie of Gladys, daughter, Kathleen Ferry, husband Casey and granddaughter Isabella of Toms River, N.J., son, Richard Lapham, wife Rachel and grandchildren Megan, Anthony, Gracie, Paige, Andrew and Dylan of Groton, Conn., daughter, Renee Brinson, husband Michael and grandchildren Kennedy, Mia and Alexander of Dunn, N.C., and son, Timothy Poppe of Ocean Gate, N.J.

Also surviving are his four siblings, Pauline Kilhefner of Newburgh Village, Maine, Wilma Poppe of Brick, N.J., Tommy Poppe of Pelzer, S.C., and Frederick B. Poppe Jr. of Brick, N.J., as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, Frederick B. Poppe, Sr. and Doris Poppe as well as his wife, Michele Poppe.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Terry officiating.

The family received friends one hour prior to service and other times at the home of Joseph and Jackie Poppe, 96 William Campbell Drive, Gladys.

Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association,

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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