Mr. Julius E. Poole Sr.

Passed 12/12/2021

Obituary For Mr. Julius E. Poole Sr.

A memorial service in honor of Mr. Julius Earl Poole will be held Wednesday at 11am at Bibleland COGIC, 3767 Jabobs Rd. in Hubbard,Ohio. Mr.Poole transitioned from labor to reward surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army from 1984 – 1989.

Julius was born February 12, 1963, in Chapman, Alabama. A son of the late Joe Ree Poole, Sr., and the late Shirley Storey Lightfoot. He graduated from South High School in 1981 in Youngstown, Ohio, before enlisting in the U.S. Army. As a SPC-4, he received an army service and overseas service ribbon. He also received a rifle and marksman qualifications badge. He was a hand-grenade (expert) and received a qualification badge, as well as an Army Achievement medal, among other medals. He was a member of The American Legion Post 51.

He graduated from ETI Technical College majoring in HVAC. He retired from the Ohio State Penitentiary where he worked in the maintenance department as a HVAC Technician.

He was a member of Jehovah House of Prayer Church of God in Christ. He was also a former member of Fellowship Tabernacle Christian Center Church of God in Christ where he served on the Deacon board and ordained as Chairman in July 2011, a member of the Care Ministry, and a member of the Finance Department. A servant at heart, you could often find him on the grill at church and cooking for family gatherings.

Julius was a devoted husband and father. To know Julius was to love him. He loved life, his family, and friends. Above all, he loved God. A kidney transplant in 2016 offered Julius a new lease on life and he became Vice-President of the Kidney Foundation in the Youngstown area. He was an advocate and led support groups for kidney dialysis patients and their families. Julius loved football and played tennis for YSU winning multiple tournaments and competitions. He played with some of the best players in the game. Julius was a sports buff and loved the Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Dolphins. He loved to travel, spend time with his family, crack jokes, and laugh. He enjoyed feeding birds in his yard and was fond of dogs.

He leaves to mourn his passing but cherish his memory and legacy his wife Laura Rochelle Poole, and his son Julius Earl Poole, Jr., of Youngstown, OH. Five brothers: Leroy Adams of Boston, MA; Joe R. Poole, Jr.; Anthony E. Poole; Marcus S. Poole all of Youngstown, OH, and William C. Poole of Greenville, AL. A sister Patsy Ann Childress of St. Louis, MO. Four Aunts: Lillie (Cornelius) Brown of Austintown, OH; Sharon (Jeff) Black, Priscilla McMeans of Youngstown, OH; Clementine Pugh of Georgianna, AL; and one uncle Hubbie McMeans of Columbus, OH. Julius was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Storey Lightfoot; his sister Linda F. Adams, a brother Robert E. Poole, nephew Damon Adams, three Aunts: Barbara Boykin, Francis Turner, and Jean B. Jones. An uncle Grady Storey Jr., Grandfather Bedie Poole, Grandmother Hazel Smith Wright, and two cousins. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. The family will receive friends from 10-11am at the church.

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To Laura and Jr., may the memories if Jules be forever in your memories and hearts. From all I've heard and know of him is that the Lord has wrapped him in his arms for his eternal place beside him. As his big sister, I wish we had gotten to know each other throughout the years. May God grant you love and peace in the days ahead.

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The Hubbard American Legion Post 51 will deeply miss our member and dear friend. It was always wonderful to see Julius at our meetings and have him participate. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Laura and Julius' son.

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To Laura and Julius Jr I send my deepest sympathies to you. I just wanted to say it was my honor and pleasure to have known him. I will never forget his smile and he always made me laugh. Even through all the challenges he faced, he always made you smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers Sincerely Jim Decapita (Hanger)

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To my faithful niece Laura "Rodie" and nephew Jr.,: Regretfully, I am unable to be there; nonetheless, my thoughts and praying are with you and our family! I will forever miss Julius and my time spent sharing POOLE memories. I was near when he was born and cherish the memories of him living with us, as well as, our visits. Love and the peace of God be unto you all!

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