James L. Poe, 82, of Columbia, passed away peacefully Monday, December 2, 2013.
Friends will be received from 1PM to 2PM at Evangelical Free Church in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 2PM at the church.
James was born October 16, 1931, in Huntsdale, Missouri, the son of Harry and Freda Melloway Poe. He married the love of his life, Betty Joan Jordan, on May 5, 1955. After his graduation he served in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan. After returning to Columbia he became a Union Sheet Metal Worker for 40 years until his retirement in 1993.
James loved attending his grandsons’ sporting events. He was a lifelong Tiger fan. Most of all he loved his children and grandchildren.
We will miss his humor, wonderful laugh, and great smile, but we will forever cherish the legacy he left us.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, two sons, Rick Poe (Judith), John Poe (Danielle), and two daughters, Cindy Bley (Wally) and Julie Cox (Keith), ten grandchildren, Courtney and Haley Cox, Meredith Fenley (Dustin), Elizabeth Poe, Jordan, Luke, and Isabella Bley, and Hannah, Madison, and Liam Poe and one great-granddaughter, Eliza Fenley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, J.R., Raymond, and Estil Poe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Coyote Hills Children’s Home in care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.