by Ola K. Norman
Joe Popp died from natural causes, peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 19.
Coach Popp’s first coaching job was at Jonesville High School from 1952–1955; he later coached at Mooresville High School and a number of colleges and universities, retiring from the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
A celebration of his life is being planned for Monday and Tuesday, July 23rd and 24th in Mooresville, NC. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Monday, July 23 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, 464 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 24, at Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, 659 Carpenter Avenue, Mooresville, followed by a processional down Main Street and by the Coach Joe Popp Stadium at Mooresville Senior High School.
All former football players are also invited to be in the processional; please contact Bobby Compton at 704-664-5059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full obituary is planned for a future edition.
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