Cecil Ross Poole(1940 - 2018)

CECIL ROSS POOLE, JR. Cecil Ross Poole, Jr., 78, of Surf City, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. A memorial service will be 11 am Saturday at New Life Christian Church with Pastor Dean Perry officiating. A reception will follow the service at the home, 1402 North New River Drive; Surf City, NC 28445. Born in Charlotte, NC on August 21, 1940, he was the son of the late Cecil Ross Pool, Sr. and Ruby Stokes Pool. He was a strong believer and was active in his church. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing and spending time on the beach. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Suzette Jackson; his sister, Patricia Poole Morgan; and his grandson, Steven Register. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Craig Poole of the home; two daughters, Wendy Poole Mercer of Wilmington, Melody Poole Powell of Apex; two sons, Cecil Ross Poole, III of Raleigh, William H. Jackson, III of Wilmington; ten grandchildren, Christa Mikowicz, Brianna Register, Ross Poole, Garrett Poole, Alex Jackson, Eli Jackson, Tina Dufficy, Tyler Pursley, Caytlin Poole-Howard, Sean Powell; and two great-granddaughters, Kairi Watkins and Callie Poole. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Life Christian Church; 1053 East Ocean Boulevard; Holly Ridge, NC 28445. Electronic condolences may be left for the family at www.jonesfh.org

Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Sept. 4, 2018