Donald Raymond Poppendieck

December 31, 1940 - December 10, 2015

12/31/1940 - 12/10/2015

Past Services

Wednesday December 16, 2015
11:00 am

Donald Raymond Poppendieck passed away peacefully December 10, 2015. He is survived by his sons Steve and Doug; and extended family, Steve and Brittany Smith.A graveside service be held Wednesday, December 16, at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery in Virginia Beach. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be left on his memorial page at

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Robbi Nadeau
1 year ago

Dear Doug and Steve, I am an old close friend of your Mom and Dad from Nenana AlaskA! I now live in Hampton Va. My husband worked with your dad at Clear AF base! I was looking up a friend’s obit and on a chance I put in your dad’s name and his obit turned up! I talked to your dad once probably just. Few months before he passed! I am so sorry for his passing but would Love to get in touch with you! I have. a Few photos of you at Christmas in 1967 I’d love to share with you both! I have such sweet memories of you both! My email is

Bettye & Guy Seymour
7 years ago

Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.

Paola Suba
7 years ago

Don has akways been an extraordinary co-worker. Always available, always with an answer, always polite. Upon request he will always check the weather forecast for me and make sure I would go home safe and sound. He was the best meteorologist I have known!
I will miss him a lot and I hope he can now rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to his family.

Dacia Wells
7 years ago

Sorry for your lost and may God continue to watch over you and your family.

Linda and Vic Valencia
7 years ago

Vic and I are so sorry for your loss. Don was an awesome man! Our shop has been right across from his Office door for the past 16 years. I already miss seeing him stand there throughout the day. Don was a fellow night owl and I would always feel safe knowing he was there. If you had a question, he had the answer… From cars to the weather there wasn’t a subject that he didn’t know something about. He was smart but also humble. Don will be missed! I pray that the Lord gives you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow, and that he allows the happy memories to flood in and give you joy!

Doug Mettler
7 years ago

Condolences to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Monica Taylor
7 years ago

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. I will lift you and your family in my prayers. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Sharon Pickett
7 years ago

Don was a great man. He always taught me something new every time I would see him. I will miss him so much. He’s in a better place now.

Dennis Degen
7 years ago

I’ve known Don Poppendieck since 1994. I’m sorry he has passed. He was one of the most honest and friendly people I know. I will miss him greatly. I was lucky enough to have talked with him in late November. He always had a smile in his voice.

Gary Beckner
7 years ago

Audrey and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.