10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

William (Bill) Poppleton May 28, 1943 - March 19, 2020

William “Bill” Poppleton

William “Bill” Poppleton, passed away on March 19, 2020 after a long fight with leukemia.

He was born May 28, 1943 in Twin Falls, Idaho and loved living in this great state his entire life. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 8, Bill knew he would lose his sight and therefor attended the Commission of the Blind in Boise. He excelled in his studies and went on to become one of the most “sighted” blind people you will ever meet. One of the highlights of his life was frequently convincing other he had sight when in fact he saw nothing. In 1963 Bill married the love of his life, Kay. A few years later, in 1972 Brian was brought into their lives, their family was now complete. Bill enjoyed working at Eddie’s Bakery on the wrapping line, and at Desert Industries on the pricing line until his retirement. Bill loved going out into the community every chance he got, and it seemed that no matter where he went, there was at least one person who knew him. Bill loved people. Bill experienced some major losses in his life: his sight at a young age, his son to a tragic end, and then his beloved wife of 41 years. He battled long and hard against numerous life-threatening illnesses, but through it all he remained positive and always saw the goodness of people and the blessings in every situation.

Bill was one of the good ones. Bill’s sense of humor is infamous. He was always ready with a joke for anyone who would listen. He enjoyed making people laugh. Bill, you now have a whole new audience in heaven… enjoy.

Many thanks to Idaho Home Health nurses and CNAs for their years of love and caring service. His life will be celebrated and remembered by his loving sister, beloved granddaughter Kera, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends. Bill, you are fiercely loved and will be greatly missed.

A private graveside service will be held at Cloverdale Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Directors 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr, Garden City, ID 83714. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his name to the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute in Boise, Idaho.

A private graveside service will be held at Cloverdale Memorial Park.


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    Please know of our sorry of having to miss Bill’s funeral services. We are sad but others can enjoy him again: Kay, his wife, Hassell, his mom; Brian his son; Wallace Ashby, his half brother; and his half sister, Ruby Abney, who have all preceded him in death. My last words with him was for all to forgive his faults and remember the good he has done. Now, I won’t have to worry about your “driving” , good thing Kay was your eyes! Care and condolences to all.

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