Richard Lee Poole

Born on 08/24/1948

Departed on 02/15/2013

Resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Richard Lee Poole, 64, of Fredericksburg died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at home.

Mr. Poole was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his children, Eli Poole, Grace Poole and Albert Poole; brother, Michael Poole; sister, Patricia Poole; and granddaughter Zoe Naomi Anne Poole. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Poole; and brother Daniel Poole.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Thursday, Feb. 21 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A mass of Christian celebration will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 22 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fredericksburg. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Dog Park, Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

18 thoughts on Richard Lee Poole

  1. Patti Kuykendall on said:

    Too soon, big brother, way too soon. I love you!

  2. Barbie Poole Frank on said:

    I agree wtih Patti – Way too soon. I have so many memories going back to high school when Michael & I were dating. My most heartfelt sympathies go out to Michael, Eli, Gracie & Albert.

  3. Sarah Poole on said:

    I’m so glad I was in town only a few months ago and got the chance to sit on the front porch and laugh with you, Gracie, Carter and Woodie. I was looking forward to many more fond memories. I love you and miss you Uncle Dick!

  4. Rose&John Flynn on said:

    WE Love And will Miss you Rose & John

  5. AJ & Pennie Rose on said:

    Dick was such a kind and gentle man. We were dog park friends.
    He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.
    He will be missed. Godspeed, our friend. AJ & Pennie Rose and Jack

  6. Barbara Fant on said:

    Pennie and AJ have exactly expressed the sorrow felt from Dick’s loss–always a kind and gracious gentleman–by his and Jack’s dog park friends. With deepest condolences to his family and a fond salute to his memory.

  7. Fred Salzinger on said:

    Very sad. Dick was a great friend since high school. I deeply regret not seeing or talking with him for many years. We grew up together, went to college together and played rugby against each other. Dick has been a life long friend.

  8. Callie, Chandler, and Davy the dog on said:

    I’m so deeply sorry to hear this news. We spent many, many hours visiting with Dick and Sheriff Jack in the dog park when we lived in Fredericksburg. I particularly appreciated Dick’s appreciation of the hound–our beagle/basset mix Davy has quite a voice on him, and when he would get going, others might cover their ears, but Dick would say, “I just love to hear him bay.” Dick was a kind man and a pleasure to be around. He also was a clutch member of our trivia team at the Sunken Well on more than one occasion! It’s hard to imagine the dog park without those two.

  9. Cindy Rakes on said:

    Although I only knew Dick from the dog park, he was always kind, engaging and friendly with all dogs….Jack and my Riley were the “old fellas” at the park—so they policed and barked at other (dogs)! So sorry for your loss, he will be missed dearly at the dog park. May god be with you and give you strength through this difficult time.

  10. David Henry on said:

    Grace, So sorry to hear about your dad.

  11. Suzanne Flynn on said:

    I will miss you. Eli, Albert and Grace my thoughts are with you. Suzanne

  12. don gill on said:

    I have nothing but good memories of Dick. I met him at the dog park and he was always cheerful, helpful and fun to be around. It was easy to see that he was a really good man. He loved his “jack” as well as all the other dogs. I feel fortunate to have known him! The world needs more Dick Pooles!

  13. Debra Perrow on said:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad! Our prayers are with you!

  14. Maria Espin & Dan Caldwell (and our dog Iroc) on said:

    We met Dick, 3 years ago when we started taking out pup to the Fredericksburg Dog Park. He was always such a pleasant and open minded person. We had some great conversations that will not be forgotten. Definitely one of our favorites and he will be missed tremendously. Prayers to all of his family and his friends, I know that he touched many lives, as he did ours. We will miss seeing him and Jack.

  15. Eli & Monica Veloz on said:

    We met Dick and Sheriff Jack at the Fredericksburg Dog Park. He was such a joy to talk with and he always had great stories. We enjoyed conversations with him and Old Jackie Boy. We would always try to keep our corgi Twink from barking and Jack would just chuckle. He will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dick and his family.

  16. The Callander Family on said:

    Eli, Grace and Albert – You are so young to have lost both your parents. Remember all the lessons they taught you as you move forward with your lives. May you find strength from deep within.

  17. David Hasty on said:

    I just learned the very sad news about Dick’s passing. He and I were fraternity brothers and roommates in college, and I have such fond memories of him from those days. He was a kind, witty, big-hearted friend, and I shall miss him greatly. My sincere condolences go out to all of his family, friends and loved ones.

  18. Rob Austin on said:

    I, too, just found out about Dick’s passing last year. Like David, I was a fraternity brother and roommate of Dick’s at UVa and can attest that he was like a big brother, in all senses of the term. He was a deeply loyal man for whom no burden or task in the name of friendship was too much. He possessed a very keen intellect and loved debate. Dick was one of the most humorous guys I ever knew, often bringing us to our knees with laughter through his commentary and observations. He was such a joy to be around. I am simply broken-hearted over this sad news.

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