E. Randall Poole, Sr.
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- E. Randall Poole, Sr., 78, of Spartanburg, died April 13, 2012 at his home. Born July 9, 1933, in Travelers Rest, SC, he was the son of the late William Perry and Lillie Mae Poole.
Mr. Poole obtained his Eagle Scout designation in 1947 and later spent two years serving his country in the Army as an MP. He graduated with high honors in 1959 from Clemson College and was a Owings Corning Fiberglass Scholarship recipient. A Textile Chemistry major, a member of the AATCC, he enjoyed a successful career as a chemical dye specialist and salesman until his retirement. Mr. Poole loved God and served as a deacon/elder in church. He enjoyed music and dancing and sang in 10 choirs where he met his wife of 58 years. Mr. Poole participated in and enjoyed sports, especially golf, and was the 1999 Senior Club Champion at Clemson's Walker Course. A huge Tiger fan, he was an IPTAY member for 53 years. In January he was inducted into the Travelers Rest Athletic Hall of Fame. A gifted writer, he was often published in Letters to the Editor.
Mr. Poole treasured his relationships with family and friends. He is predeceased by his son, Perry Poole, and his brother, Edmond Poole. Surviving are his wife, Millie Poole; brother Melvin Poole and wife Joyce; sisters-in-law Josephine Poole and Louisa Gray; son Randy and wife Lisa, grandchildren Rachel and Matthew; son Steve and wife Cindy, grandchildren Stephen and wife Mandy, great-granddaughter Emily, Allison and fiance David Caldwell, Graham and wife Chelsey; daughter Rosalind Walters and husband Cliff, grandchildren Perry Wiltfang and wife Lou, great-grandson Rhett, CPT Cal Walters and wife Natalie, Stephanie del Forn and husband Geoff; daughter Kathryn Alverson and husband Jason, grandchildren Lexie, Elizabeth, and Dean.
A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation immediately following at the church. A private interment will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gibbs Cancer Center; 101 E. Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or Westminster Presbyterian Church; 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.jmdunbar.com.
Dunbar Funeral Home
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from April 14 to April 15, 2012