Dennis Charles Poole

April 6, 1947May 8, 2014
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.Born April 6, 1947, to Charles and Joyce Poole. Passed away on May 8, 2014. He was truly loved and will be missed by his wife Gail; children Denise (Rocky), Lesley (Marcos), Renee, Eric (Carrie), David (Michele), Bryan (Mary); Sister Linda; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and his dog Izzy. He loved playing golf, watching old westerns, traveling, and family/friend gatherings. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise, retired from McClellan AFB as an airplane electrician, and worked at Kaiser in the chart room. Services will be held at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. Viewing will be from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, May 13. Service will be held Wednesday, May 14 at 10am with graveside service to follow. In honor of Dennis, please wear shorts and bright colors and bring a memory to share. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Veterans organization would be appreciated.



  • Visitation Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 14, 2014


  • Committal Service

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Donna Rennie

May 15, 2014

Dennis, we light a candle in your honor today. We are saddened at your passing way too early, but are joyful that you are "Home with your Lord". The stories told at your service today showed what a great, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, co-worker, and golfer you were. We got to know you a little better today. God bless you!

Douglas Macfarlane

May 14, 2014

Rip Dennis... a good man, a good electricIan, and a pretty good golfer. I'll remember our day's at McClellan as some of the best...
My prayers are with you and your family...

Len Cochran

May 13, 2014

As several of our shipmates have said as ship's company I did not know Dennis but I have great respect for him and the bravery shown as they fought the fire on the flight deck. From the Bridge I witness the flight deck crew bravery gathering up fire hoses and charging back in the fire.
Our Sympathy and Love goes out to all of Dennis's family.
Len Cochran

Kelly Coleman

May 13, 2014

I worked with Dennis at Kaiser. He was the man that could always make you smile and laugh no matter what you were going through. I will forever remember him saying, "oh, darlin,......" Always followed by words of encouragement. He adored his wife, Gail, and their little dog, Izzy. I miss him so much everyday coming to work bright eyed and bushy tailed and ALWAYS in shorts! I miss going out for drinks after work and laughing about all the silly problems at work. He was the sweetest, most generous man. And I guess heaven just couldn't wait for him to arrive. Much too soon though. Love and prayers to Dennis' family and friends. He will live on in our hearts forever until we meet again.

Roy Duncan

May 13, 2014

Dear Family: While I did not know Dennis, everyone on the flight deck that January morning has earned our eternal gratitude and respect. "You saved the ship indeed"! Thank you Dennis for your service and may you continue in fair seas! Roy "Bud" Duncan, VA-145 Seattle

Mike Carlin

May 13, 2014

On the day of our fire aboard Enterprise Dennis fought with us on the flight deck. After the fight was over we went back to our crews shelter to put on some clean, dry clothes. Dennis pulled up his purple jersey and asked what he should do about this, exposing his bare midriff with a significant piece of metal that was sticking out of the side of his abdomen. It was in there pretty good. We had to order him to go down to Sick Bay and get it taken care off. Nobody wanted to go down there.

Mike Carlin V-4 Division Author of "TRIAL; Ordeal of the USS Enterprise, 14 January, 1969"

Jim Gindele

May 13, 2014

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dennis. I served on the USS Enterprise in '69. I know God has a special place in heaven for Big E sailors.
May God bless and hold him in the palm of his hand, and may God bless his family.
Jim Gindele ATN 3

George Mathis

May 13, 2014

I served aboard the USS Enterprise V1div.I was on the flight deck the day of the fire. It was Dennis and the brave men like him who not only saved the ship, but my life as well.
Another good man is gone. He will be missed. May God bless the family. And all his shipmates.

Mike Neville

May 13, 2014

Dear Gail and family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I also was an Enterprise shipmate in 1969. Thank you Dennis for your service to our country. God Bless.

Allen Thiede

May 12, 2014

I also served with Dennis on the Enterprise, Dennis was a good friend and shipmate. He was always upbeat and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by family and friends.
Allen (A.R.) Thiede