Azor Tate Poarch

May 29, 1931March 3, 2019

Lenoir-Mr. Azor Tate Poarch, 87, of Lenoir passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Poarch was born May 29, 1931 in Caldwell County to the later Lester Poarch and Nancy Estes Poarch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Ned Poarch and one sister; Dora Lee Vines.

Azor was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, he was a hard worker and worked many years at Drexel Furniture. He enjoyed the outdoors, and spent his free time hunting, fishing, and he was also a bee keeper.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Dixie Land Poarch, of the home, Daughters; Donna Icenhour of Lenoir, Michaelle Hartley and husband Eric of Hudson, sister; Elizabeth Rayle and husband Tom of Lenoir, Brother-in-law; Lloyd Vines of Lenoir, four beloved grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service to honor his Mr. Poarch will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Safriet officiating.

Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir.

The family will receive friends for an hour and a half prior to the service, from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Pendry’s Lenoir funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Azor Tate Poarch.


  • Dixie Land Poarch, Wife
  • Donna Icenhour, Daughter
  • Michaelle Hartley and husband Eric, Daughter
  • Elizabeth Rayle, Sister
  • Lloyd Vines, Brother-in-law
  • Nancy Estes Poarch, Mother
  • Lester Poarch, Father
  • Ned Poarch, Brother
  • Dora Lee Vines, Sister
  • Mr. :Poarch also leaves to cherish his memory, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

  • Skip Icenhour
  • Nathan Osborne
  • Dustin Chester
  • Tommy Land
  • Narien Penley
  • Jim Pearson


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019

Azor Tate Poarch

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Tammy Snead

March 5, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss MR Tate was a great man !! He was awesome to our son Kenneth Moretz he thought a lot of MR Tate ( the bee man and friend ) Thinking of you MS Dixie and your family. Mr Tate will truly be missed Our prayers are with you. Tammy Snead and family

Debra Watson

March 4, 2019

God Bless and comfort you in your loss, and give you the strength .