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Charles Arbie Joplin Jr.

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Charles Arbie Joplin Jr. Obituary
Lubbock- Charles A. Joplin Jr. passed away Friday, Aug 10 at Covenant Medical Center. He was born in Littlefield on Aug. 25, 1931. After high school he graduated from Texas Tech University in 1952. He was very active at Tech including Saddle Tramps and Silver Key/Phi Delta Theta. For 2 years he was active in the army in Korea and then graduated from SMU Law School. He spent several years in the banking business in Dallas, Lubbock, Roswell, and Hobbs. He returned to Lubbock in 1988 to open a law practice and became very involved in the new law area of mediation.

Charles had many roles of service including President of the New Mexico Bankers Association, eight year term as a Regent at New Mexico Military Institute, A Director of the State of Texas Insurance Guaranty Association, A trustee of the Covenant Hospital Foundation, President of the Lubbock Rotary Club, President of the Lubbock County Bar Association. He taught Disciple Bible Study at First United Methodist Church for over twenty years. Charles was a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lubbock County Bar Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chares Arbie Joplin and Gladys Joplin and by his sister, Marjorie Joplin Taylor and Brother J. Mike Joplin. Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Mary Tucker Joplin, his daughter Julia and husband Jack Swallow Midland, his son Charles (Chad) Joplin of Wilmington, NC, his grandsons, Parke and Nathan Swallow, his sister-in-law Barbara Joplin of Katie, his niece, Erin and husband Rob Addison, of Los Angles, and nephew Jeff Joplin of Katy. He is also survived by friends Tom and Susan Clarke.

A service of celebration of his life will be at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 P.M. with Shera Atkinson, Carl Andersen, and Lee Crouch officiating. A reception will follow the service in the parlor.

The family wishes to thank staff at Covenant for their loving care on Friday, Aug.10 especially Morgan in the ER and Rebecca, Sara, and Elizabeth in the Palliative Care Department.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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