Walter H. Poole

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.

Offer condolences at