Jerald Popejoy

11/6/2012

Jerald Raymond "Jerry" Popejoy, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Legacy Nursing Home in Ulysses.

Jerald Raymond "Jerry" Popejoy, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Legacy Nursing Home in Ulysses.

He was born Oct. 19, 1943, in Liberal, to Claude Popejoy and Irene Flummerfelt Popejoy. He graduated from Liberal High School in May 1961.

On July 4, 1968, he married Patricia Jane Royer in Syracuse. She preceded him in death as did his parents; a brother, Ronald Claude Popejoy; and infant twins.

After his military service in Vietnam, Mr. Popejoy joined Farmland Industry's Management Training Program. He worked in several places for Farmland including Salina; Myrna, Neb.; and Springfield, Colo., before moving to Johnson City in 1971 where he was a grain accountant at Johnson Co-op/Skyland Grain Company for 34 years. He retired in 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Bethanie Popejoy Keating of Liberal.

Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. MST Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 3 to 7 p.m. MST Wednesday at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to Stanton County Fire and Rescue or Kansas State Firefighters Association — Auxiliary Scholarship Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.

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