Harold Edward Poole, 81, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home in Homosassa Springs, Florida.
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Mr. Poole was born on January 26, 1930, and served four years in the Army Air Corps before attending college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He attended Ohio Northern University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went to work as an aerospace engineer with NASA in Langley, Virginia, in the infancy of the space program and aided with putting the first men on the moon and later designing and conducting scientific experiments aboard America's space shuttle programs. He was involved in establishing dynamics of the Viking mission to Mars.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Poole, of Homosassa Springs, FL; four children, Mark Poole of Nashville, TN, Caro Hall of Stanley, NC, Eric Poole of Montevallo, AL, and Sherri Petefish of Toano, VA; as well as one grandson, Geoffrey Squires.
His favorite poet was Robert Frost. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, 2011