Opal G. Poppell

April 13, 1923September 18, 2013

Opal G. Poppell, 90 of Tallahassee, died September 18, 2013. Opal was born April 13, 1923 in Concord, FL to Lonnie and Annie Mae (Stephens) Poppell and moved to Tallahassee in 1953 coming from Havana. Opal is a WWII Army Veteran having served in the 3787th Quartermaster Truck Company and was a faithful member of Evangel Assembly of God Church in Tallahassee. Opal is a retired carpenter and was employed with FSU for over 29 years. After his retirement, Opal continued his work with Royster’s Storage Trailers. He was united in marriage on March 24, 1950 in Quincy to his wife, Myrtice who resides in Tallahassee. Opal is also survived by his son, Randy Poppell of Tallahassee; his daughter, Linda (Richard) Royster of Tallahassee; a cousin, Bill (Martha) Williams of Bainbridge, GA; sister, Betty Johnson of Havana, FL; his grandchildren, Travis Poppell, Stacie (Lee Boatwright), Michelle (Lance) Royster-Hart and Rick (Bridgette) Royster all of Tallahassee and his great-grandchildren, Elle Hart, Hayley Hart, Ridleigh Poppell and Cooper Royster and many dear and devoted friends, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 6-8 pm at the Culley’s Meadowwood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday at the Evangel Assembly of God church. Interment will take place in Tallahassee Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Funeral Services Saturday, September 21, 2013

Opal G. Poppell

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Amy Roach

September 24, 2013

We are so very sorry about your loss... He was a very nice gentleman and we loved seeing him and talking with him at the salon...our prayers are for you all during this time

Judy M. Laster

September 24, 2013

Thank you Pop for always being there for me in high school! Mom, Linda, Randy you are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all,

Barbara Wynn

September 23, 2013

Linda, we were so very sorry to read of your fathers death. You were so blessed to have had him for all these years, however, losing a parent is never easy. We are praying for you! With Love.

Elizabeth Barber-Porter

September 22, 2013

Aunt Myrtice & family,
I am sadden of the loss of Uncle Opal. May you all find peace and comfort in God in your time of sorrow. I love you.

Ana Punausuia -Spence

September 22, 2013

I remember Mr. Poppell from my childhood days at Evangel. So sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Dianne Taff Miller

September 21, 2013

So many fond memories of Mr. Poppell. My prayers are with your family.

Becky Thomas

September 20, 2013

Bro. Poppell was a fine family man, who loved the Lord and always had a great smile for you. Heaven is sweeter today.

Anne Bodiford

September 20, 2013

Linda, I am sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you and your family. I know that he is in good company with my mother up in heaven. Love ya!

Stanley and Cindy Barineau

September 20, 2013

The family is in our thoughts and prayers, we love you all! He was an amazing person, it reflects in his family and friends.

September 20, 2013

Mrs. Poppell, Linda, Richard & Family,
Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the entire family during your loss. "POPS" was one of a kind and those that knew him loved him. We have many fond memories of Pops and will keep them close to our hearts. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Joe Baker, Sylvia Smith & Family
Tallahassee, FL