OBITUARY

Fredric Wayne Poe

September 14, 1927October 1, 2012

FREDRIC W. POE OBITUARY

Fred Poe joined his God and his Savior in Heaven on October 1, 2012.

Fred, the oldest of three boys, was born on September 14, 1927, to Fred C. Poe and Rebecca Sprinkle Poe. He attended public school in Winters, Texas and then went to Texas A&M. He married Truma Lee Smith in 1946. He left A&M to serve in the military during the last part of World War II. He was discharged and returned to A&M to complete his degree. Fred then taught school for two years prior to being recalled through the reserves to serve in Korea.

After being discharged as an officer, he and Truma moved back to Winters, where they tried their hands at farming. Fred began working for the City of Winters, moving to Midland in August of 1960 to work for the City of Midland Water Department. After four years he was promoted to Assistant City Manager, eventually becoming City Manager. He served as City Manager until his retirement in 1993.

Fred is survived by his wife of 66 years, Truma Poe, one son, Keith W. Poe and wife Juli, two daughters, Paula Poe LaGrone and husband Wayne, and Sherry Poe Pack. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Jake and wife Rebecca, Briana, Savanna and husband Michael, Kelsie and husband Noah, Fred, Abigail, Gavin, and Zane, all of Midland, Texas, Katheryn and husband Ben, Jordan and wife Darah, Lacey and husband Gus, Rachyl and fiancée Kerry, all of Colorado; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Jefferson Cline Poe, his two brothers, Clifton and Butch, and his son-in-law, David Pack.

Services will be at 3:00 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Midland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arise and Build Fund of First Baptist Church or the Salvation Army of Midland, Texas.

Online condolences may be shared at www.ellisfunerals.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 4, 2012
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October 9, 2012

I am so sorry to read about Fred's passing. He was a gentleman in every way who was held in high esteem by those who had the opportunity to work with him as members of the Midland City Council.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all of the family during this time of sadness and loss.

Steve and Jan Davidson
Colleyville, TX

Richard & Karen Czech

October 4, 2012

Our love and prayers are with the Family during this sorrowful time. Mr. Poe was a very wonderful guy and we respected him immensely. He lived a good life and God will surely reward him.
Richard and Karen Czech
Chief of Police, Retired
Tucson, AZ

Retha Peterson

October 4, 2012

He was one of the kindest men I ever met. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Mrs.P, Paula, Keith, and everyone.

martin grado

October 4, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poe Family in this time of sorrow Mr.Poe always had a big smile when he greeted you and also well respected by many that knew him he will be truely be miss From EMMA AND THE GRADO FAMILY

martin grado

October 4, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poe Family in this time of sorrow Mr.Poe always had a big smile when he greeted you and also well respected by many that knew him he will be truely be miss From EMMA AND THE GRADO FAMILY

Rodney&Linda Brown

October 4, 2012

Sorry for the great loss of the Poe Family.Fred was a great guy and will be truely missed.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS,Rodney&Linda Brown

James &Pam Rinehart

October 4, 2012

To the Poe Family,Our most deepest sympathy on the loss of Fred.He was an honorable man and will be TRUELY MISSED.GOD BLESS THE FAMILY in their time of LOSS. James (Snooky) Rinehart and wife Pam

cheryl vallie

October 4, 2012

Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Cheryl Vallie and Staff

Sylvia Shoemaker

October 4, 2012

My prayers to the family. My step-dad (Bill Tatsch)worked for Mr. Poe for many years and talked often of him with the highest regards.

Sheri Miller

October 4, 2012

He was a great teacher and a great person. His honesty and kindness was always apparant. The world will suffer his loss. I will miss him.