Brian Eric Poe
1966 ~ 2013
Brian Eric Poe, born August 7, 1966, in Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away October 5, 2013, in San Diego, California, after a courageous battle with GIST cancer. He lived his school years in Meridian, Idaho, except for his sophomore year at Twin Falls High School where he was elected drum major, and graduated from Meridian High School in 1984, serving as drum major his junior and senior years. Following graduation Eric became a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and traveled the world serving in the band and on the Marine Corps Shooting Team. He received multiple awards and honors for his shooting; his military speed-shooting record has not been broken. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2006 and served as the Director of Operations for Deaf Community Services in San Diego.
Eric is survived by his wife, Mala S. Poe of San Diego; mother, Jo (Leonard) Reed of Meridian, Idaho; father, Ray (Tannya) Poe of Pocatello, Idaho; brother, Alan (Dujuana) Poe of Omaha, Nebraska; half-sisters, Jennifer Ferguson and Diana (Jason) Rich of Pocatello, Idaho, step-sister, Deena (Doug) Warner of Meridian; step-brother John (Felicia) Mills of Mesa, Arizona; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his wife, his family, and many friends. Boy, man, Marine and husband, Brian Eric Poe was an example of the best of America.
Public visitation is at Clairemont Mortuary, 4266 Mt Abernathy Ave., San Diego, CA 92117, on Thursday, October 10, 6-8 p.m. Flowers may be sent directly to the mortuary, (858) 279-2211.
Final services will be held at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station on Friday, October 11, with the funeral at Airmen's Chapel at 9:00 a.m. followed by committal at Miramar National Cemetery, and concluding with a celebration of Eric's life in the 3rd MAW Band Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to either of the following in Eric's name:
GIST Cancer Awareness Foundation
11 Palmieri Lane
Staten Island NY 10309
Eric Poe Memorial Fund
Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
1545 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Published in Idaho Statesman on Oct. 9, 2013