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James Cebert “J.C.” Poole
Retired From The U. S. Navy With Several Medals
James Cebert “J. C.” Poole, 69, of Rockbridge Baths, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
Mr. Poole was born on April 19, 1935 in Rockbridge Co. and was a son of the late William Bernard Poole and Bonnie Elizabeth Meredith of Staunton.
He loved to hunt and fish with the Matthew’s boys. He retired from the U. S. Navy on September 28, 1973 after completing 20 years of service, 16 of which were served aboard various submarines of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet. He received The Navy Achievement Medal issued by the Secretary of the Navy for professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as leading quartermaster and assistant navigator on the nuclear powered fast attack submarine, USS Lapon (SSN 661) from August 1970 to September 1973. He received the European Occupation Medal, National Defense Medal with one bronze star, Good Conduct Medal with five bronze stars and was presented with five commendations from various commands for outstanding professional competence and dedication to his work.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Lou Poole.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Poole is survived by three children, Angel D. Poole, James R. Poole, both of Rockbridge Baths, and Denise Wells of Hampton; one sister, Virgie Wilhoit of Staunton; sister-in-law, Donna Brown of New Mexico; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services with military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2004 in the McElwee Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Zeb Carson Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington.