Family and friends are invited to meet in the New Omega Baptist Church (5731 Northwestern Ave.) on Saturday, January 21, 2023, for a visitation from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.
A service celebrating his life and Homegoing will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fred Richmond officiating.
Racine – Paul Edward Poole age 82, beloved husband of Bettie Marie (nee: Young) Poole, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Paul was born December 12, 1940 in Lambert MS to the late Thomas and Minerva Poole. He departed this life on January 9, 2023. He was united and married to Bettie M. Poole on June 16, 1984. Paul was married for 38 beautiful years.
He was very athletic, played basketball, Baseball and ran track. He enjoyed working in the garden, fishing, politics and cooking. He also enjoyed watching football, basketball, ice skating, and the World Olympic.
Paul was employed at J I Case in Racine, America Motors in Kenosha and retired after 30 years from McGraw Edison/Cooper Company in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was one of the most personable and loving people you could ever meet. Paul was known for his contagious smile, infectious laughter and personality. He was a compassioned person that spent his life thinking about others. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family, friends or even a complete stranger. Paul had a great sense of humor, the one thing that would make him happy was to make other laugh, he also enjoy performing “HAMBONE” was one of his specialty with his family and friends surrounding him while he entertained them until he got tired.
Paul was a man of God, and truly loved the Lord as his Savior. He loved his church family at New Omega Missionary Baptist Church. Paul will be greatly missed by all those that got to know him.
Paul Poole is the father of three daughters; Lesia Smalls, Allison Poole, Lyquetta Nicole Poole (deceased); three grand-daughter; Tynesha (Dwight) Person, Shamonique Smalls, Ni Shaunda Poole; five Great- Grand-Daughters: Micheala Poole, Tyshaila Poole, Makiyah Thompson, Trinity Poole and Ni’Yanah Bell; Four Great-Great-Grands children: Jordyn Poole, Xaiver Hill Jr., (deceased) and Journee Poole, J’Ream Neal; all of Racine, Wisconsin. Four sister-n-laws; Ruthie Wilson, Easter J. (Hymes) Griffin, Cora Williams and Jeanette Moore. One brother-n-law; Troy(Lela) Young.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters; Artensia Poole, Everdean Davis, Mandy ‘Sister’ Dye, Mary Francis Robertson and Effie J. Hays; four brothers; Andrew Poole, Ray Poole, Turner Poole, and William Poole. brother-n-laws; Luther, James, Warn and Kelvin Young. He touched many lives, and will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all that knew him.
Family and friends are invited to meet at New Omega Baptist Church (5731 Northwestern Ave.) on Saturday, January 21, 2023, for a visitation from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. A service celebrating his life and Homegoing will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fred Richmond officiating.
Dorothy M Bizzle and Family says
Sending my deepest condolences to the Poole Family
Lynn Doe says
I had the honor becoming aquatinted with Paul when he joined us at Kyle Products in South Milwaukee. I always thought of him as a true gentleman. He was always friendly with everyone he met. May he rest in peace.
Eileen Juno says
Paul will be remembered as a gentle man, friend to all. RIP
Mary Jeffries and the Bedford Family says
Sending our condolences and prayers to the family. Paul was such a wonderful man. He will be missed.
Patricia Harris and Family says
My sincerest condolences to you my dear friend Bettie. May God strengthen you and bless you with comfort and peace. 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Charles and Glorious Hicks says
My Dear Bettie: It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to even write this note to you and the Family. We know that Paul was your everything and now you must say goodbye to him. Hold on Bettie. Just hold on! It is going to be rough.Charles, Glorious and The Family
CARMEN PHILLIPS says
PRAYERS TO THE POOLE FAMILY ❤🙏RIH MR.POOLE YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED CARMEN AND FAMILY🙏🙏🙏
Jimmy and Juanita Almond says
Sending my deepest condolences to the Poole Family. Paul was a kind,loving person to everyone.
Ann Kirkwood and Family says
Sending prayers and condolences to Bettie and the entire Poole family. I pray that God will surround you with love, comfort, and peace. So sorry for your loss.
Georgia Crawford says
Condolences to Bettie and her family May God bless you and keep safe sorry for your loss .
Georgia Crawford says
Condolences to Bettie and her family sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Sobotta Massman says
My father, Bob Sobotta, worked with Paul at Kyle/McGraw Edison/Cooper. I remember being very young and going with my dad when it was his bowling night and Paul would be there along with Georgia. I remember enjoying the fun with them all. I also remember my dad enjoying visiting with Paul. Now may they all reunite in Heaven. I am sorry for your family’s loss.