Olin Daniel Poole July 27, 1924 – May 15, 2016

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pooleOlin Daniel Poole of Duncanville, beloved husband, father, Grandy & brother, passed away May 15, 2016. He was born July 27, 1924 in Indiahoma, Oklahoma, the son of Olin Asbury Poole & Merle Cook Poole.

Dan Poole, a small town boy growing up in the Great Depression had big aspirations for a better life. He served our country in the Army during WWII. He graduated from Central State College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry on the GI Bill. With that training… Danny worked 37 years for Coca-Cola Corporation of America and North Texas Coca-Cola as Chemical Engineer managing production and quality control, creating a legacy of unprecedented product quality.

Dedicated to the service of the Lord in his church from the age of eight when Danny built the fire in pot belly stoves at Methodist church Indiahoma, Ok. He was a lifelong servant and leader; helped start a new church in Alexandria, VA, Sunday School leader, UMYF sponsor, head usher, and served on numerous church committees at First United Methodist Arlington. While living in Atlanta, he was in many leadership positions at Sandy Springs Methodist Church. Upon moving to Duncanville in 1975 and joining First United Methodist Church, Dan Poole was appointed to head building committees, PPR, finance committee, trustee committee, church board chairman, assisted in new sanctuary design and supervised it’s construction. Danny served as President of the Cup and Saucer Class several times over the past years.

Dan was ready to serve Our Lord at every opportunity with every gift he had. Dan served at the Duncanville Outreach Ministry for 7 years supervising the food pantry coordinating with the North Texas Food Bank. A founding member of the Coca-Cola Classics alumni organization, Danny was conscious of the friendships formed through work.

Danny and Doris children; Candy, Danee Gay, and Cortne grew up ready to move to a Dad’s work new assignment from Oklahoma, Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, New Hampshire, California, Georgia, and Texas, making a very well rounded life of travel, and fitting in every activity fun for kids.

Dan’s avocation was holistic medicine and advised friends and family how to improve their quality of life with vitamins or herbal supplements. He had a working relationship with physicians on vitamins and herbs for patient application. He was always ready to help somebody feel better physically and spiritually.

Matthew 25:23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

Be assured Dan is sharing in His Master, Jesus Christ’s happiness.

Known as the “smartest man they ever knew” to his grandchildren, Dan was a wonderful grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Doris Cook Poole; daughter, Candy P. Phillips & husband, Bill; daughter, Danee G. Roedl; son, Cortne B. Poole & wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Kevin Phillips & wife, Kathryn, Jodi Puhlick & husband, Dan, Jaala Cox & husband, Bobby, Thomas D. Weir & wife, Melody, Jennifer G. Jorrie, Ashlee N. Jolly & husband, Patrick, Jason B. Poole & wife, Morgan; great grandchildren, Tyler, Jackson, Peyton, Helen, Katy Spence, Reagan, Carleigh, Gaylen, Kyle, Justin, Garrett, Ethan, Donevyn & Jakob; and sister, Wanda Barron.

jaynesMemorial Service is 11:00 AM Friday May 20, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116.

Memorials may be made to the church.