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Tad A. Popkins

Tad A. Popkins
  • November 19, 1948 - July 15, 2016
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR ~ Tad A. Popkins, 67, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:37 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

Born November 19, 1948 in Morrison to Loren and Dale (Hamilton) Popkins, he married Janet Kizer on September 28, 1974 in Creve Coeur.  She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steve (Lyn) Popkins of Marquette Heights and Mike Popkins of Peoria; one brother, John Michael (My hang) Popkins of San Diego, California.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lindy Beckham.

Tad was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.  He was a former member of Sacre Coeur Catholic Church in Creve Coeur.

 He had worked as a truck driver for Hamburg Distributing, last working in 2008.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and walking his dog “Harley”.  He loved the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bulls.

Tad belonged to the G.I.N. Club and the Toastmasters.

His funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. Father Michael Andrejek will be the celebrant. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 303 S. 7th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL  61554.

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