Ronald Poppell

May 31, 1946 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 73)


Ludowici – Ronald Wayne Poppell, 73, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home under the care of his family and Georgia Hospice Care.  He was a lifelong resident of Long County, retired heavy equipment operator with the City of Darien, and former owner of Jack’s Shack BBQ in Long County.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and an “aggravating man”!  However, if he was your friend he was loyal and true.  He attended Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and was preceded in death by Oliver Poppell, Eugene Poppell, Marion and June Westberry. 

Survivors are his wife of thirty-seven years, Mary Jane Rowe Poppell of Ludowici; sons, Brock and Jamie Poppell and Brad and Katelyn Poppell of Ludowici; sister, Iona Ryals of Townsend; brother, George Poppell of Ludowici; grandchildren, Luke Poppell, Mary Ellen Poppell, Brody Poppell, Ava Poppell, Braxton Mezo, Cheyenne Giddens, Gene Sheppard, Jr., and Lillie Poppell; his “girls” from GHC, Christy Beepath and Cindy Baxter; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the family home at 1592 Butter Davis Rd., SE, Ludowici beginning at 3 PM Thursday, February 13.

Graveside services will be held Friday, February 14 at 3 PM in the Davis Cemetery in Long County with Rev. Danny Stilwell, Rev. Michael Poppell, and Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Craig Nobles, Jimmy Middleton, Tommy Howard, Ray Howard, Shane Middleton, Robert Poppell and Louis Perez.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Georgia Hospice Care, his grandchildren, Steve and June Rush, LeeAnn Thomas, and Bill Davis.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.

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