Harold Poole, age 87, died July 30, 2012 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Missouri.
Born April 19, 1925 in Cairo, Illinois, son of the late John Elvis and Effie Gladys (Brown) Poole.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, had served in the U.S. Army Air Force, a member of the Optimist Club—serving as Secretary and Treasurer 1972-1973, a member of the Federal Investigators Association, and had been a construction contractor before retiring.
On November 24, 1972 he married Patricia A. Ireland; she preceded him in death October 19, 2000.
Two brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.
Mr. Poole is survived by two sons, Herman T. Poole of Columbia, Missouri and Dr. Anthony 'Tony' Poole of Sikeston; three daughters, Diane Ireland of Huber Heights, Ohio, Marilyn Anita Lawson of Vancouver, Washington and Debra Eattis of Jackson, Missouri; one brother, Maynard Poole of Paducah, Kentucky; one sister, Rose Robinson of Joliet, Illinois; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be Jack Britt, Blair Moran, Ben Tanner, Craig Brinkman, Peyton Mink, Christian Mink and Scott Poole.