NORMAN — Jesse Lee Poole, 80, of Strong, Ark., passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Oak Ridge Nursing Home. He was born June 22, 1933, to John Wasson and Rosa Lee Benford Poole in Strong, Ark.
He retired from Anthony Forestry, where he worked as a mechanic and shop foreman.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his loving wife, Claudette Poole; daughter, Becky Cates; and four siblings, James Poole, Bertie Frisby, Eula Grace Frisby and Fairy Blossom Cloud (Wompie).
Survivors include his son, Randall Poole (Jeanette) of Strong, Ark.; three daughters, Wanda Orr and Lana Walsh (David), both of Norman, and Grace Jones of Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, Randall Lee Poole (Misty) of Gonzales, La., Jennifer Brown (Brad) of Bernice, La., John Poole (Judith) of San Antonio, Jessica Hayes (Charles Wayne) of Strong, Ark., James Poole (Jessica) of Strong, Ark., Tabitha Thomas and Kacee Green, both of Noble, Sandra Pate (Zach) of Moore, Joe Walsh, Ashley Cates, Chas Cates and Jason Poole, all of Norman; 10 great-granddaughters; and seven great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Home in El Dorado, Ark.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Poole Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors, with Bro. Tommy Nash officiating.
Memorials may be made to Knowles Baptist Church, 467 Old Strong Highway, El Dorado, AR 71730.
An online guest registry will be available at youngsfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
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