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Wade Rush Poole Jr., 85, a man of great faith

ASH — Wade Rush Poole Jr., 85, died Sunday, March 18, 2018. He was born in Asheboro, N.C., a son of Wade Rush Poole and Lula J. Dorsett.

He retired after serving his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. His beloved wife, Patricia Haley, preceded him in death. He was a man of great faith and faithfully served his church. He loved his cat and still mourned his special dog, Joy.

Surviving are his son, Ricky Kenneth Poole (Angela) of Sanford; daughters, Rita Cameron (David) of Sprout Springs and Marsha Gillespie (George) of Supply; brother, Johnny Poole of Winston-Salem; and sisters, Nancy Murray and Jo Ann Stutts of Asheboro. He was the cherished grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of five.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, at New Vision PFWB Church, 3090 High Meadows Drive, Shallotte, officiated by the Rev. Tuddie Dixon and the Rev. Cory Nance. Burial will be held in Ocean View PFWB Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.

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