Gary J. Popp

Nov. 24, 1939 – Dec. 11, 2021

Gary J. Popp, 82, of Crawfordsville passed away on Dec. 11, 2021 at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

He was born Nov. 24, 1939 to James F. Popp and Esther E. (Sommers) Popp in Painesville. Ohio.

Mr. Popp was an avid Ohio State Fan. He enjoyed lottery tickets, mowing, and laughing. He looked forward to Sunday nights, he loved going to work. Mr. Popp worked at Penguin Random House for 7 years. His motto was “time to make the donuts.” Mr. Popp served his county in the United States Army.

Survivors include his son, Davey (Della) Popp; daughter, Terri (Kirk) Barrick; two brothers, Gail (Delores) Popp and Maynard Popp; long-time companion, Starla Carver; step-children, Brandon (Jamie) Brown, Caleb (Sara) Brown, Kyle Carver and Cassie Carver; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by father, James; mother, Esther; step-mother, Helen Popp; brother, Frank J. Popp; two sons, Damon and James “Jimmy” Popp; and wife, Connie (Niece) Popp.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Steet in Crawfordsville on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 4 p.m., with Pastor Vernon Dowell officiating. The service will be lived-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at