In Memoriam : Kenneth Poole
Kenneth A. Poole - age: 78
(February 06, 1942 to February 21, 2020
Friends and relatives may call from 3:30 to 5:30 Friday March 6, 2020 at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 13 Portland Rd, (Bar Mills) Maine.
A 5:30 memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home.
US Army Military Honors will conclude the service.
A celebration of Life will follow at the VFW Post 6859, 787 Forest Ave, Portland Maine from 7 to 9 PM.
Celebrating the Lives of Veteran for their sacrifice and Duty
Buxton, Kenneth A. Poole, 78, of Seavey Drive passed away Friday February 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born on February 6, 1942 in Bath the son of Lyman and Anne King Poole.
He was educated in local schools and graduated from Morse High School, where he was the Senior Class President.
Ken then graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in business. He played baseball and football for the Maine Black Bears and was President of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity.
He also was enrolled in ROTC and joined the US Army. He served in Vietnam and Germany and rose to the rank of Captain. While in Vietnam, he received the Bronze Star and was evacuated the day before the Tet Offensive.
After his service, he returned home and entered the Sears Managements Training program. He was the manager of Sears in South Portland in the Hardware Department for 29 years and later for 15 years in appliances.
He was also a member of the VFW of Portland Post 6859.
Ken and his wife Nola owned and operated The Sports Section Photography in Buxton for several years.
Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, family and was an avid New England Sports Fan.
He was an even prouder fan of his grandchildren’s athletic accomplishments.
He saw the good in everyone. Ken set an example to live by: to take care of family, cherish friends and be a good human, He encouraged his family to dare to try anything and have the courage to screwup.
Ken, his wife and family recently traveled to Las Vegas for their 25th wedding anniversary, where they renewed their vows.
Survivors include the Love of His Life of 30 years marriage, Nola Poole of Buxton, 3 sons Jim Poole of South Portland and wife Missy, Derrick Cote of New Gloucester and wife Sarah, and Jason Cote of Windham and wife Amy, a daughter Jeanie DiBiase of South Portland and husband Mike and 13 grandchildren Danielle, Joseph, Devin, Jimmy, Jacob, Lauren, Anthony, Johnny, Camden, Sawyer, Corbin, Elliott and Piper.
Alicia Dumas - February 25, 2020 Contact this person
Nola, Please know that we are thinking of you, Ken has left many wonderful memories. With our deepest Sympathy, I pray these memories get you thru this difficult time. lots of Love, Alicia & Phil
Harry McCaffrey - March 5, 2020 Contact this person
So sad to hear of Ken’s passing. I had hoped to see him at the Morse HS 60th reunion in June. He and I were neighbors in Bath, and did many things together, like having a “tin can and string” phone between our houses. We played many sand lot tag football games on the circle at Oliver St. Dike School, Junior High, Morse, and U of Maine. We went separate ways from college, but both to the Army. Sure wanted time with him, a beer or two, and talk of the “ole” days. I was happy to be a friend of yours Ken. Good memories. Take care my friend. 😢