Arthur Clinton 'Jack' Poole

Arthur Clinton 'Jack' Poole

Arthur Clinton “Jack” Poole, 90, of Anna, and formerly of Mill Creek, died on March 13, 2019, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. 

He was born at home in Mill Creek, the son of Carlos and Aretta Poole. 

He married Mary Elizabeth James on May 16, 1947. To this union two children were born: Jackie “Butch” Poole and Alan Poole.

Survivors include his children, Jackie “Butch” (Joyce) Poole and Alan Poole; grandchildren Randy (Sherri) Poole, Traci (Matt) Chamness, April (Tim) Merriman, Jeremey (Heather) Poole, and Cody (Sarah Rogers) Poole; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew (Parris Noble) Chamness, Brooke Chamness, Clayton Merriman, Jake Merriman, Hannah (Hunter) Summers, Amy Scott, Devin Poole and Ian Poole;  three great-great-grandchildren, Knox Chamness, Gage Sterna  and Hari Scott; brothers, Barry Poole, Bruce (Helen) Poole; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Aretta Poole; his wife, Mary Elizabeth Poole; a brother, Bonnard Poole; and a sister-in-law, Carol Poole.

He  enjoyed cattle farming, baseball, hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Pastor Darryl Williams officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola. 

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Anna Heights Baptist Church. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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