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Guest Book for "Coach Joe Popp" Joseph Sylvester Popp, Jr.

Gail James Henley

Yes, i remember him. Who could forget the good ole' days! May God send peace to his family.

Posted over 2 years ago
Mike Moore

Reast easy Coach.
Your labors have been long and hard.

Posted over 2 years ago
Hal Capps

Coach Popp was a great man,coach and friend to me. But now he is a great Angel ! I will miss our weekend review of our games. He was Always Very supportive of me and our program. I knew Coach for a short period of time, but yet his influence on me will live on !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted over 2 years ago
Myrtle S Harkey

Couch Popp was my PE and Science teacher in the 9th grade. He was a special person to me. Was so sorry to hear of death. He and Russell (my husband) were really close when it came ball games.They laughed and had a really good time. He truely will be missed..My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Heaven will really be cheering with both Couch Popp and Russell being up there.God Bless.

Posted over 2 years ago
Jeanette McDonald Stradley

Thanks for all the memories..You were loved by all Coach Joe..God Bless

Posted over 2 years ago
Lisa E. Carver

What a Godly man we've you Coach. I'll miss you.

Posted over 2 years ago
Nina Newton Wall

Dear Joey and Family,
I know all too well the emptiness you feel right now. Giving a loved one back to God is so very hard. Just remember God us that loved one for us to borrow, not to keep forever. Only God get to keep someone forever. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted over 2 years ago
Joni Mertz

Thinking of your family. I did not know him well but he was well loved and adored by my parents, Jim and Geneva Adams.

Posted over 2 years ago
Bob Fesperman

My condolences to the family.Joe was a teammate,friend & classmate at Catawba College.He was a
joy to be around,always smiling and laughing.He will be missed by all who knew him, but rest assured
he's in a better place.My prayers are with you.

Posted over 2 years ago
bobby compton

Joe was a humble and proud man. We will miss him.

Posted over 2 years ago
Gene and Geneva Hobbs

Joey, Karen, Jimmy and famllies: We were so shocked of the passing of Joe. We knew how much he missed Peggy because they did everything together. Our church already missed Peggy and will be at a loss for both to be gone. We know he is with the love of his life. He was a wonderful man, and will be surely missed. May God Bless all of you. Our hearts go out to each of you and your families. With Sympathy and Love, Gene & Geneva

Posted over 2 years ago
Frank Jones

Karen and family,
We rejoice with you in your Father's homecoming;
Shed tears of sorrow with you in your loss;
Lift you up with our prayers for peace and comfort;
And hope that each day gets better and better.

Frank Jones
UNCCharlotte Class of '67

Posted over 2 years ago
Lynn Brown

Joey, Karen and Jimmy, so sorry for your loss. Although I haven't seen you all in a long time, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Joe was a great man who adored his family. Many fond memories of spending time with your family and Jack & Aleine's. I can hear that Joe Popp laugh now. Especially remember the trip to Cleveland when Joe was coaching the Browns. Still have the photo of John & Joseph (in their little boy Browns uniforms), Amy & me with Bernie Kosar! Your dad was loved by many. May you find strength in the days ahead.

Posted over 2 years ago
Peggy & Carl Swofford

We enjoyed meeting and getting to know Coach Joe Popp while he was at Wake Forest and was recruiting Carl's young brother, John Swofford, from Wilkes Central to play football. John went to UNC - however, Joe became a friend, and we have kept up with the Popp family through news reports and various athletic events. What a wonderful man -- he will be missed by all who knew him. Love to the whole Popp family!

Posted over 2 years ago
Dizzy Gilliam

Coach Popp started his head coaching career with me at Jonesville High School. We made history back then! We both moved on to other bigger and better things in our lives, but he has always been a part of me. There are things that make a good coach, and Coach Popp had all of those great things, which he shared with all of his players! He taught us how to play football and how to be good men! Coach Popp and Mrs. Peggy were two of the finest people I have ever known, and I will always have fond memories of both of them. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of grief--Coach Popp will truly be missed!

Posted over 2 years ago
Joan and Dale Bodenhamer

Joey and Karen, We are so sorry to hear that you lost both parents in such a short time. We have happy memories of the time your family spent in Winston-Salem. You may not know that "Dee" died in May 2007. He had a double llung transplant and his body just couldn't handle the trauma. Jan and her family live in Tiburon, CA and are doing well. May you find comfort in the memories of days past.
Fondly, Joan and Dale Bodenhamer

Posted over 2 years ago
Jay Carpenter

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in the Legacy that was left behind and find your strength through God.

Posted over 2 years ago
Mervin Garrison

Joey and Family, Please know of our prayers for all of you during these days. Kay and I are out of town and will not be able to attend today or tomorrow. Southwest High will be represented on both days. Thank you for bringing Coach to our 55th reunion for the Class of 1957 of Southwest High. Our love and prayers to all.

Posted over 2 years ago
Bill Hudspeth

Lots of great memories of a great coach, great teacher and a great man. He will not be forgotten. He taught life as well as academics; he coached life in addition to sports.

Posted over 2 years ago
Jim Newman

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joey, Karen, Jimmy and their family. It was a joy and privledge to get to know both Coach and Peggy.I hope you can take some comfort in knowing they are together again.
Your father was a powerful positive influence to many people including family, friends, and classmates as well as myself. His presence will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Posted over 2 years ago
Linda Fabian

Jimmy, my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. It has been many years since you and Dean A. lived in the apartment upstairs from me, Julie and Kim in Cedar Village on the campus of MSU. Remember? I now live here in Charlotte, NC with my husband and two children. My daughter just last fall was at Mooresville HS for a marching band competition, and when I saw the stadium name, I just knew Joe Popp had to be your dad. Keep those precious memories of your dad and mom in your heart, for their spirit will be with you forever. I lost my mom in 1989 and the loss will always be present, but her spirit surrounds me everyday. God Bless you Jimmy, and your entire family. Your mom and dad are at rest in God's hands now together forever. Take care my friend. ~Linda (Mulla) Fabian

Posted over 2 years ago
Augustis and Lilly, Montreal

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Coach Popp only once but he left a lasting impression on me and my wife. We knew right away we were in the presence of a very special man and he spoke to us like he knew us for years. He made us feel comfortable and at ease. I want to thank you Jim for allowing us to capture a part of your family history that special day in Montreal. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family and hope to see you soon. God Bless.

Posted over 2 years ago
Erminio, Rosemary, Luana and Katya Zappitelli

Please accept our most sincere condolences for the passing of your father.

Posted over 2 years ago

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