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Rex D Poole, Sr., 75 of Clinton, passed away on May 18, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson from complications from pulmonary carcinoma. Visitation will be Friday, May 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at Raymond United Methodist Church, Raymond, MS preceded by visitation at 10:00 am at the church. Burial will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church in Amite County.

Mr. Poole was born May 3, 1936, in Amite County to the late James Cicero Poole and Ruby Newman Poole. He grew up in the Homochitto community in Amite County graduating from Crosby High School. After serving four years in the U. S. Air Force, he earned his Bachelor's Degree from Millsaps College in 1963.

Following graduation he continued his banking career which began with Deposit Guaranty while a student. He moved to Columbus, MS, in 1974 to establish the trust department for the National Bank of Commerce retiring there in 1998 after nearly 38 years in the banking industry.

He and his wife returned to Hinds County after retirement and joined the Raymond United Methodist Church where he served on many committees and was a member of the Searchers S.S. class.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother James S. Poole of Centreville.

Survivors include his wife, Lenda Herrington Poole; sons Rex D. Poole, Jr. of Austin, TX and David M. Poole (Cintya) of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Rex and Lauren Poole, Austin; and Mateo Poole, Atlanta; brother Stennis Poole (Doris), Centreville, MS and sister Gwen Shuffield (Ross), Baton Rouge, LA; sister-in-law Kathleen Poole of Centreville,MS. He is further survived by nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff on the Oncology Unit at Baptist Hospital and the physicians that attended him.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Raymond United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 64, Raymond, MS 39154 or Millsaps College, 1701 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202.

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