Popejoy, Harry

Written by David Green.

Harry E. Popejoy, Sr., 76, of Hudson,  Mich., died Jan. 13, 2013, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Hudson, the son of Wendell Earl and Edith Grace (Welch) Popejoy. Harry lived most of his life in the Medina Township area. He attended Pittsford and Hudson schools.  Harry married Sandra A. Wilson on June 9, 1957, in  Hudson and she survives. 

Harry worked at Hurd Lock in Adrian,  Mich., Powers & Son in Montpelier, Ohio, Kewaunee Scientific in Adrian, Contour Corp. in Hillsdale and Fayette Tubular in Fayette, Ohio. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, lighthouses, puzzles and his vast pin collection.

In addition to his wife, Harry is survived by four sons, Harry Popejoy, Jr., Anthony Popejoy and Christopher Popejoy, all of Hudson, and Bruce Popejoy of Ann Arbor,  Mich.; two daughters, Debra Popejoy and Faith Popejoy, both of Hudson; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Earl (and Vicky) Popejoy of Adrian and Wendell Earl Popejoy of Coopersville, Mich.; three sisters, his twin, Hannah Lang, of Pittsford, Harriet (and Douglass) Clark of Morenci and Grace Popejoy of Morenci; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor Randy Eilders officiating.  Interment will follow at Lime Creek Cemetery in Medina Township, Mich.  Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County or the American Cancer Society. 

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