William “Bill” Sears Poppleton IV

William “Bill” Sears Poppleton IV

November 8, 1965 – December 17, 2022

Bill was born in Torrance, CA.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Sears Poppleton III and Judith Ann Poppleton. Bill is survived by his wife Joanne; 4 children: Samantha Prodel (Jalayne), Tony Poppleton, Joey Poppleton, and Vince Poppleton; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Sam Poppleton (Laura), AJ Poppleton (Jaisa); and many nephews and nieces.

Bill worked for many years as a First-Class Machinist at Omaha Public Power District at the North Omaha and Nebraska City plants.  He dabbled in multiple extracurricular activities as a Pilot, Musician, Body Builder, and trained Roco Rescue. Bill was a loving father, and he cherished spending time with his family at the lake, shooting guns, riding ATVs, and playing guitar.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 22nd, 10am, with MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am, at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S 118th St. To view a livestream of the Mass, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button.

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Memorials will be directed by the family.


  • Andrew Eberhardt Posted December 20, 2022 3:57 pm

    I’ve known your dad and husband for almost 10 years. He loved you all and loved to brag about all of your accomplishments. He was always so willing to help and motivate others around him. I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you all are going through. I’m am so sorry for your loss.

    • Al-Jo-Aj-Sam Dominguez Posted December 20, 2022 5:05 pm

      RIP-BILLY 🙏🏼 our condolences to the Poppleton family. We have so many great memories with all of you. so sorry for your loss.🙏🏼❤️🥲

  • Mark Patach Posted December 20, 2022 5:32 pm

    All the Machinists at OPPD knew and worked with Bill.. Bill was a great guy and will truly be missed by all of us. Machinists Local 31 sends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Bill. Local 31 will have a moment of silence for Bill at our next general meeting.

  • Ryan Colwell Posted December 20, 2022 6:23 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Bill was the man and extremely loved by the Colwell’s

  • Vince Vincent Posted December 20, 2022 6:51 pm

    So so sorry for the family loss and friends. I known Bill for well over 30yrs we have share so many things together. Bill was an outstanding human, man, father and friend. Gone but not forgotten.

  • Don Grenawalt Posted December 20, 2022 7:58 pm

    Bill, words can’t say anything that can express you…Love and going to miss you brother!

  • Kim martin Posted December 20, 2022 9:53 pm

    I am so very sorry for such a huge loss in your family. Bill was a very good friend of mine and I will miss him for the rest of my days. God’s blessings to all of you. Praying for peace and healing for all of you.

  • Amy Schwietz Posted December 20, 2022 10:59 pm

    Peace and comfort to you my friend.

  • Eve Cedillo Posted December 21, 2022 8:35 am

    No words I can offer can ease this pain. Know I am here for you!

  • Laura Manning Posted December 21, 2022 8:50 am

    I’ve known Bill and Joanne since the beginning days with Partnership for Kids. Bill loved cheering on the kids when they strived for their goals. In 2019, I started working in Production Ops and Bill was always there to explain the work in the plant. He loved his family and talked about them often. So sorry for your loss, but I know he’ll be watching over you as he enjoys his new wings. Remember the best memories!

  • Bob Tingelhoff Posted December 21, 2022 9:58 am

    We are sorry to see the loss of Bill. I have known him for many years. Served with him on the Credit Union Board for many years. He will be missed. Sending our prayers and condolences to his family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Vincent Timmerman Posted December 21, 2022 11:31 am

    So sorry for your loss Bill was a great guy to work with, I always enjoyed working with Bill

  • Robert Hastings Posted December 21, 2022 1:45 pm

    We are very sorry to see you go. God Bless you. Our Condolences to the entire Poppleton family and all close friends. Bob and Mary Hastings

  • Susan Law Posted December 21, 2022 4:40 pm

    So many fun memories we will hold tight! The love you had for each one of us and especially Jayden will never be forgotten. Love to the Poppleton family.

  • Robin Keller Posted December 21, 2022 6:05 pm

    My deepest sympathies for your families’ loss. May you find peace and guidance through this journey. And may you see his signs and feel his presence as often as possible. He is with all of you always. All of my love and prayers to you and your family Joanne.

  • Shanna Comparato Posted December 22, 2022 9:11 am

    Praying for you to be surrounded by comfort and peace during this difficult time. God bless.

  • Julie West And Family Posted December 22, 2022 9:14 am

    Prayers and deepest sympathy during this difficult. Love, The West Family

  • Rick Beck Posted December 22, 2022 9:28 am

    Bill was such a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace my friend. And prayers to the Poppleton family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Vincent Comparato Posted December 22, 2022 10:27 am

    I am sorry for your loss and here if you need anything.

  • Mary Tesar Posted December 22, 2022 10:53 am

    I am deeply sad over your loss. I worked at Fort Calhoun and whenever I saw Bill, he had a big smile and a gracious greeting. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He will be missed by many.

  • Tim McIvor Posted December 22, 2022 1:32 pm

    Bill always greeted people with a.smile and a kind word. We should all strive to be like that. He will be missed by many.

  • Gene Mahoney Posted December 22, 2022 8:23 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing! He was a Great Guy! Prayers to his family!

  • Boyd “Butch” Hall Posted December 22, 2022 11:09 pm

    Heartfelt condolences to the Poppleton family. I was one of the old gym guys. If I had to describe Bill to someone, the first thing that comes to mind is a Proud Dad. Bill, you will be missed Brother.

  • Janis Thompson Posted December 23, 2022 6:07 am

    My heart breaks for you all. Bill was a good soul. Sending love and prayers.

  • Pete Noriega Posted December 30, 2022 2:26 am

    I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone who was more proud of his family. That’s the best thing I think you can say about a person. My thoughts are with family and friends in this difficult time.

  • Tim Blair Posted March 14, 2023 8:37 pm

    I’ve known Bill since high school, playing music in his parents basement. I’m just know hearing of this and am crushed. My sincere condolences to his family. He was a great man.

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