Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe, 83, of Hoffman Court, East Liverpool, Ohio, formerly of Armstrong Lane, passed away Tuesday morning, February 3, 2004 at East Liverpool City Hospital, where he had been a patient since New Years Day.
He was born in Elkins, West Virginia on February 20, 1920, a son of the late Thomas J. and Minnie Coon Poe.
Living most of his life in the area, Mr. Poe retired September 2, 1988 from the East Liverpool Postal office where he worked as a custodian. Before that, he worked for 27 years for American Vitrified in East End. He was a graduate of Belington High School in Belington, West Virginia, was a member of the Church of Christ in Chester, W. Virginia and was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Demitas Poe, a son, Robert Atkins Poe and a daughter, Ruth Wike.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Judy Ferlaino and her husband, John of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Nancy McKinney and her husband, Marvin of Hermitage, Tennessee and Mrs. Jean Shields and her husband, Harry of Barbarton, Ohio; three sisters, Della Ware of Junior, WV, Sarah Shields of East Liverpool, OH and Mary Coontz of Belington, WV; ten grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Poe is also preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Poe, Ira W. Poe, Frank Poe and Robert Poe and a sister, Pearl Golden.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 10:30 Am with Evangelist, Will Montgomery of the St. Clair Avenue Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial will be in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell, West Virginia
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Thursday, February 5, 2004 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.