Gerald E. “Poppie” Boyer

September 1, 2020

Gerald E. “Poppie” Boyer, 91, of Frankfort, Ind., died September 1, 2020 at the home of his daughter.  He was born May 13, 1929 in Clinton County to Ora Earl & Evia (Wood) Boyer.  He married Betty M. Tinkle on February 2, 1955 and she preceded him in death on January 25, 2005.

Poppie attended Jackson Township School and was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  He had worked at Henry M. Carr for 28 years and was plant manager there for 9 years.  He had also worked at Schultz IGA for 11 years.  He was a member of the Faith Family Ministry, and a life member and former Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #7.  He loved sports, was an avid IU, Colts, and Pacers fan, enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and loved spending time with his family.

Memorial donations may be made in Poppie’s honor to Mooseheart International, 120 Ohio Road, Mooseheart, IL  60539.  Click here to visit the Mooseheart website to make a donation.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  Pastor Mark Sanders will officiate.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.   

Survived by:

Surviving family includes his 2 Daughters: Joy D. Lanum of Frankfort and Marilyn K. (William) Toney of South Bend; Son: R. Ronald (Sharon) McClughen of Tennessee; Sister: Betty Watkins of Frankfort; 11 Grandchildren; and 16 Great Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and spouse, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Phyllis Flood & Barbara Boyer, 2 brothers, William & Robert Boyer, granddaughter, Tonya Toney and infant granddaughter, Kelli Brianne Lanum.


Leave your Condolences

19 Condolences for “Gerald E. “Poppie” Boyer”

  1. Todd and Sandy Lowery September 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers

  2. Joyce A Boyer September 2, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Prayers for all the family of the passing of this wonderful man. He was always kind to all he came in contact with. May he rest in peace.

  3. Erilda Coleman September 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Dearest Family
    So very sorry to hear of your sweet “Poppie” heading home. Know he was so loved and will be missed by his loving family. Sending our deepest sympathy & prayers for comfort & strength for the days ahead. May God wrap you in His arms of peace as you hold all your memories in your heart. God Bless- Ron & Erilda

  4. Michael Frey September 3, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Betty and family, may God bless you during this time. Gerald was a wonderful man. My prayers and love are with you.

    Michael J Frey

  5. Bill & Lora Layton September 3, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Betty, so sorry for the loss of your brother. Bill remembers him as being a cabinet door installer at Carr Cabinet.

  6. Joy Woodruff September 3, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Joy and Betty! Love and prayers!

  7. Judi Reecer September 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Joy so sorry to hear about your Dad. We are thinking of you during this time. Love and prayers

    Judi & Jeff Reecer

  8. Bill & Lou Ray September 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss Betty & family. You are in our prayers, God Bless Bill & Lou Ray

  9. Jerry Kell September 3, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your dad. Jerry and I are sending prayers and hugs your way.

  10. Tom and Barb IrwIn September 3, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!

  11. Mary Kay Davis September 3, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    So sorry Joy to hear about your dad, you are in my thoughts.

  12. Linda Gibson Benge September 4, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Always smiling, ever helpful! That is how I will always remember this kind man. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs attend you during this time and in the days to come. So thankful for the assurance from our Lord Jesus Christ of the reality of Heaven. Thank You Jesus for being with this entire loving family and bringing them Your Peace and Comfort. AMEN.

  13. Susan Plunkitt September 4, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    What a nice guy your father was, Joy! I will miss seeing him with you, as you always were.

  14. Mike & Stacia Lanum September 4, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Joy and Boys,
    We are so sorry your hearts are breaking. Poppie was a wonderful and kind man! You are in our prayers. We love you!
    Mike and Stacia

  15. Phil Grove September 5, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Very sorry to hear about Gerald’s passing. He was a very good neighbor for many years. My sincere condolences,
    Phil Grove

  16. Nancy Richey September 5, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Joy and family, so sad for your loss of one of the sweetest man i have ever known. My prayers for you and your family. He will be missed. Keep the faith. Your friend

  17. Eric Meiers September 7, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Such a pleasant neighbor in his passing he will be missed always a smile and a gentle wave from this man thanks Gerald.

  18. Becky Ottinger September 7, 2020 at 9:30 am

    On behalf of the Ottinger Families, we want to send our condolences. We are sorry that we did not get word of his passing and services until Saturday night. Ann really appreciated Gerald’s tremendous effort to come to Bob’s calling. So many wonderful memories.

  19. Charles F. Zech September 11, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers.

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