Dr. Alexander ‘Alex’ Popov

Dr. Alexander ‘Alex’ Popov

Dr. Alexander “Alex” Popov, 77, of Anna, and formerly of Berkeley, Calif., died at 7:07 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.

He was born on July 27, 1943, in Berkeley, Calif., the son of Egor and Irene Popov.

He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA at Berkeley and then his master’s degree from San Diego State University.  

He then furthered his education, earning his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.  

Dr. Popov was a clinical psychologist at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna until his retirement in 2002.  

After retirement, Alex and Bev enjoyed traveling to Colorado in the summers and Texas in the winters.

He is survived by his life partner, Bev Moore of Anna; sons, Paul (Tara) Popov of California and Ted (Holly) Popov of Carbondale; a daughter, Alyssa (Matt) McCain of North Carolina; grandchildren Skye Popov, Roman Popov, Alec Popov, Ivan Popov and Corrine McCain; and a sister, Kathy (Fred) Crabtree of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Dr. Paul and Zoey Popov. 

Cremation will be accorded and there will be no services at this time.

Memorials can be made to Anna-Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 1641-Children’s Care Corporation and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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