William Carl Poma

December 1, 1951June 27, 2018

POMA, WILLIAM C. age 66, of Burton, MI, went home to be with his LORD and Savior on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Memorial Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Goodrich, 6116 S. State Rd., Goodrich, MI. Pastor Ben Gonzales will be officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. before the service. William was born December 1, 1951 in Mt. Morris, MI to parents Kenneth and Evelyn (Boes) Poma. He was a faithful servant of the LORD, Pastor, Interim Pastor, Christian school teacher, EMT Instructor, Chaplain and MOC of Boats4Vets, Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather. William served in the United States Air Force from June 1972 – October 1974 and 4 years in the United States Army Reserve. He is survived by his father Kenneth Poma and mother Mary Poma; wife of 39 years Ann; children Elizabeth & Michael Hedrick, Andrew & Eunice Poma, and Diana and Dallas Cribley; grandchildren Faith and Joy Poma and Dakota Cribley. Contributions may be made to the Youth Ministries at First Baptist Church of Goodrich or the Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center where he served on the board. Flowers may be sent to First Baptist Church of Goodrich on Friday, June 29, from 9:00 A.M.  – 4:00 P.M.                         Condolences may be left on-line at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Michael Crane

July 23, 2018

I first met Bill back in the 1970's going to what was then the I.M.A. Sports Arena for open skating sessions and Flint Generals games. We wound up having a regular group there for a few years......yep, we were rink rats. We had a lot of fun in those years. The Generals games were always an event, and the skating sessions were a time when we could skate together for 2 hours or so and develop good friendships. We also played pick up hockey together at the I.M.A. Though those times have come and gone, I still consider those people as great friends. I send deepest sympathy to all of Bill's family. I met his parents when I visited at the house there on Court street. God bless and keep.

Penny and Ron Rorah

July 17, 2018

Ann and Family,
We were privileged to have Pastor Poma at our church many years ago. ....Calvary Road of Mt. Clemens, MI. Our pastor back then was Pastor Richard St. Amand who, I am sure, is now conversing with Pastor Poma in Heaven. We are praying for you at this time.

Sarah (Balcer) Barclay

July 5, 2018

To Mrs. Poma, Elizabeth, Andrew, and Diana,

I am so very sorry to hear the loss of your husband and father. He was a wonderful man. I loved him dearly. Andrew, your tribute on facebook was beautifully said and gave me goosebumps. What a day that will be when we all see our Savior and are reunited. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sarah (Balcer) Barclay

Paul Delaforet

June 30, 2018

Bill and I were hired the same day at Best Buy. We both progressed in the appliance dept and had a great time. Bill had the greatest sense of humor but so did I. We had our routines for saying hi to each and any situation that arose. I always admired Bills love for God and when he awakes after Armageddon , I look forward to shaking his hand again

Bob Walls

June 30, 2018

Ran across you last year at Best Buy. It was great to see you again. Remember you well from high school and the jokes and tales that were shared back then. Rest in peace Bill and may God's grace shine upon you.
Bob Walls

Eve Caldwell

June 28, 2018

Dear Poma Family,
I enjoyed working with Bill so much at FBS. He was such a joy to be around. His love for the Lord and love for the kids he taught in Bible class lives on.
Eve and Dean Caldwell
Ft. Pierce,FL

Mike Alkema

June 27, 2018

I worked with Bill at Best Buy. I loved it when he worked, as I knew he would always put a smile on my face. We often traded stories about our families and lessons learned in life. He was a kind, gracious and good hearted man. Although Bill passed away far to early, I will always remember the impact he had on me, and the lessons he taught me along the way. Going to miss him tremendously. God Bless.

Joseph Christopher

June 27, 2018

I met Bill at North Baptist Church and got to know him as we worked together at Best Buy in Flint. Whenever I saw that he and I were working together it made my day better because of his contagious laughter, Biblical wisdom and the way he stood tall as an example of how to treat people. He was one of the kindest men I have ever met and I was privileged to have known him. My wife Christy and I send our condolences to the entire Poma family and want you to know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers as you cope with this tremendous loss. I would also like to say that the team of Flint Best Buy will miss having Bill in our store as he brought an immeasurable amount of kindness and gentleness to every interaction with coworkers and customers alike.

In Christ,
Joe and Christy Christopher