Gene Autry Popwell

Published 6:34 pm Friday, February 13, 2015

Gene Autry Popwell, 72, of Clanton, died Feb. 12 at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1943, in Chilton County, the son of Lula Popwell.

He was a superintendent.

Surviving are daughters, Rachel Popwell (Russ) Barton of Birmingham, Candy Popwell (Jason) Williams of Millbrook, Michelle Popwell  of Clanton; grandchildren, Taylor, Tye, Hayden, Jake, Payton, Zaychary, Frank and Cayde; mother, Lula Bowden of Hueytown;  sisters, June Traywick of Clanton, Myra Parker of Clanton and Peggy Ellison of Clanton; brother, Jerry Popwell of Clanton.

Friends will be received from  2-3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, with services to follow at 3 pm. The Rev. Jim Shannon will officiate.

Interment will follow in Chilton Memorial Gardens, Clanton.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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