John Poplar, a Pagosa Springs resident since 2004, died at home on April 2, 2011, at the age of 56.
John was born on June 14, 1954, to John and Lucille in Chicago, Ill. He attended schools and lived in the Chicago area where he was a successful businessman until a serious injury forced him to reinvent his life. John’s first loves in life were his son and daughter, and he remained a devoted father to them until his passing. He also loved his role as grandfather and the bragging rights these roles gave him.
In the 1990s, John moved to Colorado. He found employment as a cable technician and for many years in Pagosa was known as the DirecTV guy. He loved skiing and the mountains and the many people he came in contact with here. He always had a story to tell and loved to end with a laugh. He will be missed by his family and the many friends that he made during his life.
John is survived by his son, Jonathon, of Golden, Colo., and his daughter, Nicole, and her two children, Ariel and Jayden, recently returned from Belize.
Cremation of his remains has occurred and his ashes will be scattered in the mountains that he loved