Curly Kale joined the Poplar Springs staff in September of 2007 as Church Custodian. Before coming to work for the church, Curly started his working career as a paper boy and then a grocery store attendant. He worked for 21 years at Fiber Industries and moved into management at Doran Textiles for 14 years. Curly also worked at Reliance Electric (Baldor), Universal Disc Company and the Shelby Star before retiring.
Curly is married to Kay Jones Kale, and together they have 3 sons and 9 grandchildren.