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Walter H. Poole

July 7, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

POOLE, Walter H. "Bloon," 85, of Wintersville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Trinity West.

He was born January 9, 1928 in Steubenville, Ohio a son of the late Harry and Katherine Kincaid Poole. Bloon was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Wheeling-Pitt where he worked as a crane man in the 45 inch mill. Bloon was a charter member of Brentwood United Methodist Church. He was also a charter member of Forest Hills Golf Course which is currently Red Oaks. Bloon was an avid Big Red Fan, liked playing cards and an avid golfer having recorded seven hole-in-ones. He was a Navy and Coast Guard veteran.

Preceding Bloon in death were his brother, Harry Poole, and daughter-in-law, Christine Poole.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth Elizabeth Artman Poole, whom he married on June 22, 1952; children, Deborah Saltsman of Pataskala, OH, Robert A. "Bubba" Poole of Wintersville, OH, Donnajean (Russell) Barker of Wintersville, OH, Kenny Poole of Wintersville, OH, and DeAnn "Dee" Clark of Pataskala, OH; 10 grandchildren Melanie Grossi Russ, Clyde Barker, Troy Barker, Brittney Poole, Jordon Poole, Andrew Barker; Kinsey Marie Poole, Rebecca Barker, Garrett Walker Clark and Carson Dean Clark; five great grandchildren; sister, Rachael Gaulesky, of Weirton, WV; brother, Gary "Gus" (Karen) Poole, of Steubenville, OH; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Poole of St. Louis, MO and Martha Rock of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law, Clair "Bud" (Margaret) Artman, of Wintersville, OH and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road., Wintersville, OH Monday 5-8 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. with Rev. Bill Westling and Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben.

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