Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James “Eddie” Poplin

James “Eddie” Poplin, 81, of Albemarle, NC passed away July 11, 2017 in CHS-Stanly. His funeral service will be at 3:00PM on Friday, July 14, 2017 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Albemarle, NC, officiated by Pastor John Petry. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00-2:30PM at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Eddie was born September 16, 1935 in Stanly County to the late Marshall Taylor Poplin and Beulah Burleson Poplin. He was a retired employee of Alcoa where he worked in the pot room for 22 years. Mr. Poplin was also a lifetime farmer working with both beef and dairy cattle. He also enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with others and was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir.

Mr. Poplin is survived by his wife of 63 years Jane Efird Poplin; daughter: Debra Poplin McLester (Rick); sons: Phillip Poplin (Janice), Chris Poplin (Jackie) all of Albemarle; grandchildren: Megan Chamberlin (Mike) of Hillsborough, Sara Poplin of Huntersville, Brynn Poplin of Cornelius, Alex McLester of Raleigh, Brandon Poplin (Ashlee) of Charlotte, and Matthew Poplin of Charlotte; great-granddaughter Grace Elizabeth Chamberlin; and brother Buddy Poplin of Mint Hill. He is preceded in death by his brother Johnny G. Poplin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at 16592 St. Martin Rd., Albemarle, N.C. 28001.


  • Clinton Efird Posted July 12, 2017 12:13 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of our families spending time together when I was growing.up. Praying for this amazing family. May God bring you comfort and peace.

  • Allen and Lynn Fritts Posted July 12, 2017 12:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your family are in the Fritts’ prayers.

    • Chris and Jackie Posted July 12, 2017 10:13 pm

      Thank you guys so much!!! We think of you often.

      • Robin Whitley Posted July 12, 2017 11:14 pm

        Chris and Jackie, I am sad to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for all of you.

  • Teresa MacFarlane Posted July 12, 2017 1:48 pm

    Hugs and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

  • Robin & Marty Clark Posted July 12, 2017 2:08 pm

    Mr. Eddie was a wonderful man always had a smile and a kind word for all. I know he will be missed very much. My heart goes out to all, praying for you during this difficult time.

  • Tonya and Bill Posted July 12, 2017 2:54 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing!He was always good to our family. We appreciate to this day him c oming to mom’s funeral when he didn’t feel like walking. Love to all.

  • Cheryl Markland Posted July 12, 2017 5:09 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. Praying God’s strength and comfort to you and your family. I love you!

  • Don Hatley Posted July 12, 2017 5:18 pm

    Eddie was a long time friend and co worker. I extend my deepest sympathies to all of his
    family, and may God’s Holy Light shine upon him now and forever. He will be sorely

  • Kay Lowder Rudolph Pott Posted July 12, 2017 6:17 pm

    My condolences to Janice, Phillip, Sara, Brynn and the rest of the Poplin family.

  • Bob and Sharon Hathcock Posted July 12, 2017 7:21 pm

    Sending you heartfelt thoughts and praying for you all. Bob has great memories of working with him and Phillip. So sorry for your loss

  • Cathy Love Books Posted July 12, 2017 8:40 pm

    Phillip and family, I am truly saddened to hear this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in hopes that you will find comfort, love, strength and peace.

  • Joyce Efird Westbrook Posted July 12, 2017 10:05 pm

    Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss! May God wrap his loving arms around you, your mom, and the rest of your family and give you comfort at this time.

  • Joyce Efird Westbrook Posted July 12, 2017 10:07 pm

    Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you, your mother, and the rest of your family.

  • David Burris Posted July 12, 2017 10:22 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Lots of memories working with Eddie and Phillip at Alcoa. Eddie was a great individual he will be missed. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  • Yvonne Howard (Mail Carrier) Posted July 12, 2017 10:40 pm

    Sympathy and prayers for the family! Mr. Poplin was such a sweet person, who always had a smile, kind word or wave! May God give you comfort at this time.

  • Roma Gene Burleson Taylor Posted July 13, 2017 9:37 am

    Prayers, Hugs, and much Love to all of you! I have many great memories of James Eddie. He was always thoughtful and kind to everyone. Much comfort to his entire family.

  • Del Burleson Nunn Posted July 13, 2017 12:08 pm

    Jane, it is a sad day for our Endy class of 1954. It meant the world to me for you and Eddie to attend my last Nov. birthday celebration. What a wonderful day together! My heart goes out to you and your family. Eddie was a sweet, wonderful man.

  • James & Sherry Potts Posted July 13, 2017 2:34 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss, and we are praying for your family. May you feel God’s comfort, strength, and peace now — and in the days to come.

  • Jeff and Cheryl Efird Posted July 13, 2017 5:09 pm

    We are so sorry for another loss in your family. We know Mr. Poplin was a fine man. Our prayers are with you.

  • Cathy Hinson Healthy at Home aide Posted July 13, 2017 5:59 pm

    Jane and family i am so sorry for your loss he was a very special person and his smile was precious he will be missed

  • Chris Hesley Posted July 17, 2017 8:59 am

    Phillip, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a fine man and will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers.

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