Hubert R. (Hugh) Poole was born as a very young child on September 17, 1944 to Lee and Etta McKinney Poole in Marion, North Carolina. He died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 and is survived by a brother, Charles W. Poole of North Port, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, his lovely wife of 51 years, Patricia Poff Poole and a sister, Jean Poteat.
Hugh graduated from Marion NC High School in 1962 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University) in Boone, NC in 1967 and a Masters of Art degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1974.
He taught elementary school for 10 years, was Executive Director of MARC Workshop for 16 years and retired from Piedmont Community Services after 16 years. In his retirement years he worked for Norris Funeral Services, drove automobiles for Nelson Motors and delivered car parts for Advance Automotive.
Hugh and his bride, Patricia, attended Trinity Friends for over 35 years where he was active in the music program. Later, they attended Immanuel Friends in Eden, NC and Hillcrest Baptist Church in Horsepasture.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Reverend Jim Wood officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Roselawn Abbey.
Memorial donations should be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Association, 308 Craghead St. Danville, VA 24541 in memory of his bride, Patricia.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Poole family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com