Richard “Dick” Poole

June 20, 1935 - July 1, 2020

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Poole, Richard “Dick,” beloved husband of Elizabeth Poole (nee Heuermann), loving father of Steve (Laura) Poole, Jenny (David) Graham, Marjorie Beyrer, Mike (Beverly) Poole, Suzanne (Ryan) Flanigan, grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, and brother of Louise, Gerrie, Donald, Barbi, Linda, Bernie, Billy and Dale.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Lena Poole, his son-in-law Kevin Beyrer and his siblings Charlie, Wendell, Marie, and Joyce

Dick and Elizabeth were married for 62 years and loved spending time together with their family. In their early years, they could be seen going to the harnessed horse races. Later on, Dick and Elizabeth enjoyed taking trips around the country especially for their anniversary and fell in love with Las Vegas, where they went several times with family and friends. When they weren’t traveling or spending time with their loved ones, Dick enjoyed playing music on the guitar, motorcycling and morel mushroom hunting. He enjoyed feeding  the fish in the pond behind their Jacksonville house and the birds got fat from the West Chester feeder along with a few squirrels.

He had an extended career at Procter and Gamble, a successful second career as a real estate broker after they moved to Florida and was a US Army veteran.

Although he loved doing many different things, he dedicated his life to the health and happiness of his family.

Dick was loved by all his friends and family and will be missed by many more. There will be a private service held in Cincinnati to honor the wishes of Dick. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick’s honor to Wounded Warriors Project.


Tom and Kathleen Joseph - Jul 9, 2020
Steve, Laura and family You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Donald - Jul 8, 2020
Remembering the child hood days, Richard played the guitar and sang while babysitting us kids for mom and dad. The memories will always live on. Kept us out of trouble,
Doreen Peeler - Jul 7, 2020
I am heart sick that Dick passed away. What an awesome man. Sweet, kind, professional and always willing to help anyone in need. RIP my friend, you will be deeply missed!!
Barbie - Jul 7, 2020
Betty and family: please know you are not alone on this journey. Richard will be greatly missed by us all. Even though we were not estranged, your move back to Ohio brought us closer. I appreciate that. I remember back when I was a teenager and shy, (If you can believe that I was ever like that)I wore bangs to hide. Richard came to visit and said "You won't ever be able to get a job with that hair in your face". I started cutting my bangs and to this day I only have "wispy" bangs. Thanks big brother!!
Marty Baxter - Jul 7, 2020
Steve, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Condolences to you, Laura and the family.
Laura Bommarito - Jul 6, 2020
Dear Steve and Laura - so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family during this time.