"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1 KJV)
"I am tired now, so let me rest. Don't cry, don't you know God knows best?" I have another house you know. I do not need this house of clay, so tenderly, carefully, lay it away."
Clarence Poole, Sr. was born January 24, 1929. His beloved mother Mary Napier Sanders left him at an early age.
He was raised by numerous family members. He worked on the railroad at a very early age. On February 14, 1953, he married Mildred Engram who preceded him in death.
He was a longtime member of Mount Olive Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a Deacon and Chairman of the Deacon Board until his health failed him.
He was also preceded in death by three children Hazel, Burline, and Katye; one special grandson Xavier; and six siblings Ethel, Hattie, Lula Williams, Lula Mae Vance, Azell, and Annie Mae Holmes.
Left to cherish his memories are children Lossie Glover, Wilbert Engram Sr. and Clarence Poole, Jr. all of Perry, Georgia; Gwendolyn Poole, Cordele, Georgia; stepchildren Mary Atkinson Strickland, Gregory Atkinson, Earnest Atkinson, Karen Sipp Atkinson, and Darrell Pickett, all of Orlando, FLorida; sister Marie P. Johnson, Perry, Georgia; nephew Leonard Wynn, Atlanta, Georgia; a niece Mary Williams, Orlando, Florida; grandchildren Vincent (Hope) Glover and Eric (Shetanda) Glover, both of Kathleen, Georgia; Wilbert (Tonya) Engram, Jr.,El Paso, TX, Patricia Sutton, Veronica Engram, LaTonya Copeland, Monterris Engram, all of Perry, Georgia; Ketrese Spicer, Atlanta, GA; James (Candice) Spicer, Macon, GA , Clarence Poole III, Fort Valley, GA. Two special grands which he reared from birth, Anetriyonna and Anetrice Peavy. Two special great-grands, Khalil and Khalayiah Peavy that he raised as his own. A host of many other grands and great-great grands. A special cousin Annie Lane. Special nieces Jennifer Engram and Jackie McCount; a special nephew George Engram, all of Tampa, Florida; and other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.