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Eugene Michael Poppitt, Sr.

AGE: 65 • Lincoln

Eugene Michael Poppitt, Sr. passed quietly from this world on March 11, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Gene was born in Wilmington to Julius and Jean (Carello) Poppitt.

Gene proudly served in the Delaware Air National Guard in New Castle, DE from 1970 - 2000 and then moved to Sussex County where he and his wife, Dora built a business together.

He loved to fish the local ponds and spend time with his family and friends. He will be remembered as the life party, an amazing storyteller, dedicated family man, and fierce loyal friend.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Dora; brother, Julius (Jules) Poppitt; daughter, Jennifer G. Torrey; 3 sons, Eugene (Geno) Poppitt, Jr., Timothy Poppitt and Jason Brown; 8 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved older sister Angeline "Puggy" Rees.

Service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE.

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Published in The News Journal on Mar. 14, 2017
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