Mr. Frank Redford Poole, Jr., 84, died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Wesley Long Community Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, in the chapel of First Baptist Church, with Dr. Steve Pressley officiating- Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Poole was born on Aug. 18, 1919, in Greensboro, the son of the late Frank Redford Poole, Sr. and Lessie Andrews Poole and was a life long resident of Greensboro. He was owner of Poole Insurance Agency until his retirement in the early 1980’s and has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1927. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II European Theater, he graduated from the Citadel in 1942, and retired from the Army Reserves as a full Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Esther Doggett Poole of the home; children, Beth Garrett and husband, Skip of Falls Church, Va. and Frank R. Poole, III and wife, Janet of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Rebecca Garrett Hodgdon and husband, Scott and Christopher Fray Garrett; two great-grandchildren, Ellen Florance Hodgdon and Garrett Christopher Hodgdon. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm Street. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27401, or to the organization of the donor’s choice.
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