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1934 Charles 2023

Charles Edward Poole

September 9, 1934 — August 29, 2023

Charles Edward Poole Jr. aka Pa Poole was a beloved

father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was

loved and respected by all who had the privilege of

knowing him.

Charles Edward Poole Jr. was born in the small town of

Davilla, in Milam County, Texas on September 9, 1934, to

Charles and Laura Willis Poole,

Charles’ early childhood began in Davilla, Texas and

continued in Mineral Wells, Texas where he graduated

from Dunbar High School, made a successful career

working at the Baker Hotel as head waiter, and later

acquiring his own business, Murray’s Grill. He finished his

career working for MWISD.

He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church where

he was later ordained as a deacon. He also served in the

capacity of Assistant Sunday School Superintendent,

served in the kitchen, and assisted with the Bus Ministry.

Charles was also a loyal member of Mineral Star Lodge


He served as a Mineral Wells City Councilman; he was

featured in Special Issue Ebony Magazine August 1971 for

African American Entrepreneurs; nominated as

HomeTown Hero of Granger, Texas by his peers; and voted


Grand Marshall by the students at Mineral Wells High


He met his first wife Marelyn Jones who proceed him in

death (1963) This union brought about four sons Charles

Anthony (Toni) Poole, Dennis (Michelle) Poole, Calvin

Poole, and Raymond Poole (Kathy).

Thereafter, Charles married his second wife Jeannie

Pearson. This union would bring three daughters and two

sons: Michaelle (Douglas) Brady, Yvonne (husband, Darrell)

Milton, Kim (Sammie) Chance, Jeffery (Lauretta) Poole and

Jerry (Shekel) Poole.

He leaves to cherish his memories with his siblings: Juanita

“Nita” McCoy, Joe Eddie Poole, and Mildred Small. A host

of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews,

and a longtime friend Arlene (Dad) Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Marelyn Jones;

his parents, Charles, and Laura Poole; sisters Utelia

Magnolia Poole Anders, Ella Mae Gilford, his brothers,

Augusta “Gus” Poole, Pryor Poole, Dussie Poole and Clifton


Services are 10 AM Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodland Park Cemetery.


Condolences may be left at 

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