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Richard Rufus Poplin, American columnist. Named Outstanding Citizen, Bedford Board Realtors, 1986, Service award United States Postal Service Southeast region, 1976.

Background

Poplin, Richard Rufus was born on August 10, 1918 in Unionville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Jackson and Sallie Jordan (Brown) Poplin.

Education

Student, University Oklahoma, 1971.

Career

Ranch hand Greenhagen Poultry Ranch, Petaluma, California, 1938-1940. Governor time checker Construction Camp Forrest, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1940-1941. Furniture store clerk Russell Furniture & Mattress, Shelbyville, 1941-1942.

Postal employee United States Postal Service, 1942-1976. Preacher Church of Christ, various locations, 1951-1983, Vinemont, Alabama, 1983-1985. Freelance writer Shelbyville, from 1948.

Columnist, feature writer Shelbyville Times-Gazette, from 1971. Member council Florida College, Temple Terrace, 1975-1987. Elder Eastside Church of Christ, Shelbyville.

Achievements

  • Avocations: amateur radio, historical and genealogical research and writing.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Silhouettes, 1969. Co-author: History of 10th District, 1986. Editor Bedford County History Quarterly, 1986-1989.

Membership

Member Hospital Board, Shelbyville, 1971-1974. Member, treasurer, president Library Board, Shelbyville, 1958-1982. Member, secretary Regional Library Board, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1960-1972.

Member Shelbyville History Society (president 1970), Amateur RAdio Club (treasurer 1978-1983).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: amateur radio, historical and genealogical research and writing.

Connections

Married Bessie Sybil Russell, April 24, 1937. Children: Beverly June West, Bettye Dixon Prosser.

father:
William Jackson Poplin

mother:
Sallie Jordan (Brown) Poplin

spouse:
Bessie Sybil Russell

children:
Beverly June West Poplin

Bettye Dixon Prosser Poplin