Willie Roy "Joe" Poole, 71, of Fostoria, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.
He was born May 21, 1941, in Enoree, S.C., to the late James M. and Mary (Rhodes) Poole Sr. He married Valoria Simpson, and she preceded him in death. He then married Lois Shellenbarger, and she survives him in Toledo.
Also surviving are his three daughters, Queenie Poole and Denisha Simpson, both of Fostoria, and Edie Poole, of Lima; two stepdaughters, Zelma and Brynne Shellenbarger, both of Lima; nine grandchildren; two brothers, James M. Poole Jr. of Greenville, S.C., and Bobby J. (Ruth) Poole of Orange Park, Fla.; and four sisters, Juanita M. Scott of Woodruff, S.C., Lorene Parks of Fostoria, Hazel Thompson of Spartanburg, S.C., and Carolyn (James) Poole of Enoree, S.C.
Willie was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Mann-Hare Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Services will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the United Veterans of Fostoria providing military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.