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.