Alan E. “Scooby” Poppe - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Alan E. “Scooby” Poppe

January 6, 1951 - March 9, 2022

Alan E. “Scooby” Poppe, age 71, of Roanoke, VA, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 6, 1951, he was the son of the late Adolph W. and Luise M. (Ehrhardt) Poppe. Scooby proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. He retired from Newark Concrete as a truck driver. Scooby joined Delaware City Fire Company, Station 15 on September 4, 1968. Over his 54 years as a member, he served as 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Assistant Engineer.

Scooby was very talented with drawings as in the 1970’s, he drew and then painted the Road Runner on some of the apparatus’s as during that time period that was the logo that was used by the fire company. He enjoyed playing softball, and bowling for the fire company. He has a knuckleball that was unhittable. Everyone who came across Scooby knew he was a character to say the least. The “stories” that he would talk about were always entertaining.

In addition to his parents, Scooby was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ethel J. Poppe, in 2012. He is survived by his step-daughters, Dorothy Hurd, Lynda Jane Bradfield, and Elizabeth Vasilikos; and step-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scooby’s memory to the Delaware City Fire Company, Station 15, P.O. Box 251, Delaware City, DE 19706 or online by clicking here.


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5 Condolences for Alan E. “Scooby” Poppe

  • I am so sorry for your loss I new Scooby for many years. He was a good person and would keep you laughing. Prayers and blessings to the entire family I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Rest in peace buddy.


  • To Allen’s family I am so sorry for your loss I send prayers to the family and you’ll be in my thoughts and my prayers to the in the future rest in peace Alan

  • Our deepest sympathies to Scooby’s Family, he will be missed by many,May they all cherish their fond memories of him.
    May he RIP Rick & Connie Breeding