Jerry Wayne Poole

June 15, 1942 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 77)


Wayne Poole passed away on July 28,
2019. He was born in Mobile, Alabama
on June 15, 1942 to proud parents,
Jeremiah and Josephine Poole. Wayne
proudly served 28 years in the U.S.
Navy. He spent his first 13 years on
ships homeported in California, Virginia,
Maine and Mississippi. He then joined
the Career Recruiting Force where he
was stationed in Texas, Michigan, New
Jersey, Florida and a second time in
Texas. After retirement in June 1989,
he started his own recruiting company.
He recruited engineers for
pharmaceutical and biotech companies
until 2014. Wayne loved spending time
with his family and friends. He and his
wife, Barbara, traveled often. The only
state they have not been in is Alaska.
He was an avid basketball fan. He
especially loved watching the San
Antonio Spurs play. Wayne was a kind,
considerate, loving, gentle man to
everyone he met. He had an innate
ability to know when someone was in
need and the kindness to help that
person. Wayne was preceded in death
by his parents, his sister Gail, and
brother-in-law Robert Hooks. He is
survived by his loving wife, Barbara, his
brother Tony (Elsa) Poole from
Sugarland, TX, sisters, Barbara Hooks
of Pascagoula, MS, and Nina (Tom)
Thomas of Dothan, AL and several
nieces and nephews. A Celebration of
Life will be on September 22 at the The
Abbey (Abbott’s Room) from 2-4 PM.

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