Sherman Kay Poole

Sherman Kay Poole
July 4, 1944-Sept. 20, 2011
ELKHART — Sherman Kay Poole, 67, residing in Elkhart, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He was born July 4, 1944 in Wabash, to Gerald and Icle Virginia (Clark) Singleton Poole.
He married Sharon A. Denaway June 14, 2003 in Elkhart. She survives along with a son, Aaron Poole of Granger; daughter, Sara (Jevon) Wood of Noblesville; stepson; Matthew (Kimberly) Denaway of Granger and a stepdaughter, Andrea Vincenski of Spring, Texas. Surviving as well are six grandchildren, Rosie, Amara, Simon, Gavin, Addison and Brendon; a brother, Jerry (Phyllis) Poole of Nashville, Tenn. and his sister, Mary (Everett) Tisdale of Wabash and sister-in-law, Janet Poole of Wabash. Preceding him in death are his parents and stepfather Ruskin Singleton, brother Gary Poole and his grandson Mason Robert Poole.
Sherman worked for 28 years at the Defense Logistics Agency, and served for 34 years in the Armed Forces with the United States Navy during Vietnam and then with the United States Air Force. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and worked at the school for many years. He was a Notre Dame fan and a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge, VFW Post 88, Knights of Columbus Council #1043 and the Gold Wing Riders Assoc. He enjoyed cutting wood, antiquing, riding motorcycles, golfing, going to the casino, and his 1929 Model A Ford.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart where a parish vigil service will be prayed beginning at 4 p.m.
Friends may also call for a 1/2 hour prior to the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1405 N. Main St., Elkhart.
Rev. Bill Sullivan will officiate. Military honors will be rendered at the church following the Mass. At his request, cremation has taken place with burial at a later date in St. Vincent Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to; St. Thomas School, Faith Mission or Church Community Services.
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