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Poe, Paul

d. December 13, 2011

Paul E. Poe, 92, of Williamsville, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Villa Nursing Home in Sherman.

Paul was a lifelong resident of Williamsville. He was born August 9, 1919 to Ves and Bertha Poe in Williamsville. He married Margaret Oglesby on May 25, 1946. She preceded him in death along with a grandson, Jimmy, four brothers; Kenneth, Donald, Earl, and Norman, and three sisters; Sylvia Reinders, Leona Garrison, and Opal Miller.

Survivors are five sons; Phil (Karen) of Minot N. Dakota, Paul David of North Pekin, Kevin (Barb) of Divernon, Gary of Springfield, Curt (Linda) of Williamsville, fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Paul was a proud WWII vet. He retired from Capital Plumbing and Heating then drove a school bus for Williamsville High School for several years. He was a member of the Sweetwater Christian Church. He loved to golf and enjoyed the Lady Bullets sports.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, where friends may call from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, December 18, 2011. Funeral services will be held at the Williamsville United Methodist Church in Williamsville on Monday, December 19 at 10:00 AM.

Rev. Roger James will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials can be made to the Sweetwater Christian Church.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Harris Zillion

  2. A uncle by marriage, but a true uncle in my heart. I loved the times we went on the Spoon River trips. Oh, how he loved to go on those Spoon River Drives, with him went the memories he shared with his wife Margaret. Going to a certain church for ham and beans and then on to the place where he had to buy his favorite apple pie. He really was a great person, easy to fall in love with, his kindness and gentleness, his wisdom, his spirituality. A good Christian man with high morales and values. He was a good father and husband. He will be missed, but not forgotten. He will live always in our hearts. God Bless Uncle Paul, may he live forever in the glory of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  3. Paul was a dear sweet man who will deeply missed. Especially at the Lady Bullet Softball games. He will always have a special place in my heart.

    Lori Long

  4. Paul was a great Lady Bullet Softball fan!! I always enjoyed seeing him, rain or shine, at all our home games. He will be sadly missed. Pam Allen

  5. Paul is such a memory for me growing up in the christian church with Mr. Poe. Such a warm and caring man. He will be truly missed. We want to send all our prayers to the family and knowing that paul is in his new home in heaven.

  6. Condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Paul. He remained a faithful servant and was so loved by so many. He valued life as a gift and shared his life with his family, his country and God. The celebration of his life will be awesome but not as awesome as the celebration in Heaven. God Bless you all.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You will always have him in your hearts.

  8. My thoughts are with Paul’s family. He was such a good man. I didn’t see much of Paul after I finished high school but I was so fortunate to meet him again through the Sweetwater Christian Church family. Heaven is blessed with another of Williamsville’s finest!

  9. On behalf of the Executive Board and General Membership of AFSCME Local 2224, I wish to offer my condoelences to Mr. Poe’s family and friends. The thoughts and prayers of our union are with his family.

    Respectfully, Ed Gerson


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