Funeral services for Robert L. “Bob” Pool, 78, of Liberty City will be held Friday, December 14, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Reverend Keith Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Danville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore on Friday before services from 1-2 p.m. Mr. Pool died Friday, December 7, 2018 in a Longview hospital surrounded by his family.
Bob was born on June 27, 1940 in Amarillo. He was the son of the late Lynn Pool and Alfreda “Fritzi” Shaw. Bob graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler and attended Texas Tech University where he played football for the Red Raiders as a freshman. He also attended and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He served our country in the United States Army from 1962-1967.
Bob worked for Kilgore Ceramics for 33 Years. He was a member of Highland Presbyterian in Tyler.
Bob was married to the love of his life, Darlene “Amy” Pool, for 48 years until her death in November of 2012.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Cathy Eades and husband Matthew of Gilmer, Cindy Webb and husband Mark of San Antonio and Carie Roy and husband Mark of Sanger; five very special grandchildren; other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Darlene “Amy” Mayfield Pool.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Bob’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org/donate.
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