The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

April 17, 2013

Henry Bartlett Poore

NORMAN — Henry Bartlett Poore, 86, of Norman, made his last cast Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was born in Hinton on Nov. 30, 1926, to Arthur L. Poore and Opal G. (Gentry) Poore. He was always proud of the fact that he shared his birthday with Winston Churchill.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd. in Norman, with Rev. Cal Brannon officiating.

He attended public schools in Lookeba and graduated from Sayre High School in Sayre in 1944. Later that same year, Henry enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific theater in World War II as a gunner’s mate third class on PT 505, being honorably discharged in 1946. Henry was the recipient of three military medals: the Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. He attended Oklahoma State University for two years.

In summer 1946, after leaving the Navy and while staying with his parents in Erick, a young, scrawny girl riding a bicycle caught his eye. He later met the scrawny girl, Miss LaRae Jane Johnson, then a junior in high school, through mutual friends. The two of them married on June 7, 1949, in Erick. They made their first home in Grand Prairie, Texas, and later moved to Hydro, then to Altus, then to Sulphur and finally to Norman in 1959.

Henry worked in the lumber business, first with Carey Lumber in Sulphur and later in Norman, then with K & K Lumber. Later, he started his own business, Norman Roofing Supply, which he operated until 1987.

Henry was a member of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School class since 1959. He was one of the earliest members of the weekly Men’s Prayer Breakfast, which recently celebrated its 50th year. His yearly fish fry breakfasts were one of that group’s favorite events.

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