William Curtis (P Paw) Poole, 76, of White Pine Road, Pearisburg, VA, departed this life Sunday morning, July 15, 2012 at his home after a long illness. Born in Floyd County Georgia on April 28, 1936, he was a son of the late Joe Williams and Lelia Newton Johnson Poole. Bill, always full of life, jokes, and laughter, was involved in all areas of Boy Scouts, coached little league sports, and never met a stranger. For over thirty-nine years he was he was a devoted employee of Celanese, first at Rome, GA and later at Narrows, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kathy Lynn Walker, and his grandchildren Denna Belle Stevers and Christopher Wayne Darnell.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Elvis Coleman Poole; his sons Richard Bernell Poole of Rome, GA, Joe Curtis Poole of Memphis, TN, Johnny Carter of Ripplemead, VA; his daughters Ginger Ann Stevers of Blacksburg, VA, Melissa Wickline of Rich Creek, VA, Sherry Jarrells of Pearisburg, VA, Jennifer Darnell of Ripplemead, VA; his brothers Lt Cl (Rt) J. L. Poole of Douglasville, GA, Edward Murray Poole of Ft. Washington, MD; his twenty grandchildren; and his three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, VA with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.