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In Memoriam


William "Frank"
Poole

A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind


We regret to inform all of the Alumni and the class of 1970 that Frank Poole passed away on February 26, 2014, at his home in Winchester, Virginia surrounded by his family.

He was born October 3, 1950 in Alexandria, VA, the son of Joseph Lawrence and Norma Mae Darley Poole and raised, for much of his life, by his mother and step father, Nelson Floyd Bright.

Frank attended Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA and then George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he studied Emergency Medical Services. He served in the US Marine Corps during Vietnam and married Glenna F. Clark on July 31, 1970 in Fairfax, VA.

Frank worked as a Paramedic Supervisor for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue for almost 29 years before he retired. After retiring he worked selling cars for Winchester Ford and then for Jim Stutzman Chevrolet Cadillac where he has been since 2005. Frank was very active in Winchester Elks Lodge, where he served as Trustee and was 1st Vice President for the Virginia Elks Association. He was also a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and a former member of the Winchester Host Lions Club and The Moose.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, he is survived by his daughter, Anna Utt, and husband, Brian, of Winchester; his son, Andru Lance Poole of Brooklyn, NY; two grandchildren, Forrest Hayden Smith of Exton, PA and Blake Andrew Smith of Winchester; three brothers, Joseph Lawrence Poole of Springfield, VA, Kenneth Michael Poole of Longwood, FL, and Nelson Floyd Bright, Jr. also of Springfield; a sister, Robin Solebello of Seabring, FL.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, March 7, 2014 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.

A memorial service will held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Jones Funeral Home. The service and honors will by officiated by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.