Tommy Ray Poplin the son of Alford and Claudine (Dorrough) Poplin was born March 9, 1950 in Redding, California and departed this life on November 7, 2019 in Lincoln, Arkansas at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 29 days.
Tommy loved the Lord and had a passion for serving. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps and did a tour in Vietnam. He surrendered to preach in 1982 and his ministry has been going for over 36 years. He had the calling to start several churches such as Hickory Creek Baptist, and Glory Bound Baptist, and he served as the associate pastor of Old Missouri Road Baptist, and his last pastorate was at Grace Baptist in Fayetteville. He had a passion for preaching, people and music. Tommy enjoyed the outdoors whether he was panning for gold, metal detecting, fishing, riding horses or just shooting guns. His family was very important to him, and he loved them dearly. Tommy touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his siblings Wayne Poplin, Ernest Poplin, Sharron Reynolds, and Harvey Poplin.
He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife Karen Poplin of the home; his children Wendy Williams and husband Chris of Lincoln and David and wife Andrea of Stilwell; his brother Jimmy Poplin of Tuttle, AR and 8 grandchildren Roger Poplin of Detroit, MI, Rashele Poplin of Farmington, AR, Seth Williams of Lincoln, AR, River Poplin of Jacksonville, FL, Riya Poplin, Rylee Poplin, Reanna Poplin and Rosey Poplin all of Stilwell. Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him.
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