Paul James Poole
MIDDLETOWN, IL - Paul James Poole, 60, passed away at 3:45 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Paul was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Middletown, son of Herald Dean and Charlene Marie Davison Poole. Paul was united in marriage to Vickie Watson on Aug. 4, 1990, in Middletown. She survives him in Middletown.
Other survivors include his children: Megan Marie Poole of Springfield, Michael (Vivian) Watson of Culver City, Calif., Britney (David) Bates and Tyler (Kristee) Watson, both of Henderson, Nev.; brothers, Joe (Shirley) Poole of Bloomington, Ill., and Roy Poole of Hampton, Va.; sister, Rachel Landers of Taylorville, Ill.; and his grandchildren: Henry, Harper, Brielle and Benjamin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Poole.
Paul served his country in the U.S. Marines. Paul later was the Chief of Police for Middletown, a part-time police officer in Elkhart, and a truck driver for Croft Fertilizer Company. Paul was a member of the Middletown Presbyterian Church and the Middletown American Legion Post # 672. He was also a previous Mayor of Middletown.
Services for Paul will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Services will be conducted by Allen Dean. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Irish Grove Cemetery in Middletown with full military rites being accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Middletown Presbyterian Church.
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