Ronald Lee P'Pool Jr.

January 4, 1969January 24, 2019
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Ronald Lee P'Pool Jr. of San Antonio passed away January 24, 2019, at his home at the age of 50. He was born January 4, 1969, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to parents Ronald Lee P'Pool, Sr. and Rosemary (Robinson) P'Pool.

Lee graduated from Katy Taylor High School in 1987 where he was a percussionist in the band. He also participated in the youth choir/group at Houston’s First Baptist Church. He then attended The University of Texas at San Antonio for three years as a vocal major. He worked at Wells Fargo for the past 20 years and especially enjoyed his most recent position as Business Initiative Consultant.

His passion for singing and music was tremendous, as his family would say that music was his life. For 20 years, he was proud to be a member of SAVAE (San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble). Together they travelled the nation and abroad, producing many albums, were featured in national publications and broadcast, and their work has also been used in documentaries and motion pictures. They also regularly perform with the San Antonio Symphony.

Lee’s other passion in life was his family. He loved to make people laugh. He had a special fondness in his heart for his nephew and great-nephews, who called him “Ogie.” He also had many “adopted” nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Mr. P’Pool was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Hilda Hyams; his paternal grandparents, Janie and Raleigh P’Pool; uncles, Don Robinson, Gene P’Pool, and Ray P’Pool; and cousin, Danny P’Pool.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Cory De La Torre and husband Ron; nephew, Trey De La Torre and wife Reagan; and great-nephews, J.T., Landon, and Wyatt De La Torre.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Houston's First Baptist Church in the Worship Center, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made in Lee’s name to The American Heart Association.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.


  • Ronald Lee P'Pool, Sr., Father
  • Rosemary Robinson P'Pool, Mother
  • Cory De La Torre and husband Ron, Sister
  • Trey De La Torre and wife Reagan, Nephew
  • J.T. De La Torre, Great-Nephew
  • Landon De La Torre, Great-Nephew
  • Wyatt De La Torre, Great-Nephew
  • Mary Hilda Hyams, Grandmother
  • Janie P'Pool, Granparent
  • Raleigh P'Pool, Grandparent
  • Don Robinson, Uncle
  • Gene P'Pool, Uncle
  • Ray P'Pool, Uncle
  • Danny P'Pool, Cousin


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ronald Lee P'Pool Jr.

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Debbie Pesina

February 10, 2019

I was blessed to have known Lee he was a wonderful person with nothing but kindness for everyone. He will be missed and i personally will miss his joyous laugh that always put a smile on my face.

Theresa Aguilar

February 8, 2019

I worked with Lee starting back with World Savings. He was always happy, was kind to others and had a great sense of humor. My condolences to his loved ones. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Paula Adams

February 2, 2019

I remember he loved to laugh .. and always had a smile on his face. Even though it's been years since we've seen or talked with each other .. I could not .. and never will .. forget how special he was to all who knew him. Rest in Peace Lee .. and .. as always .. save a place for me!!

Anna Redwolf

January 29, 2019

My heart felt condolences to the family. Know that Lee was always so kind and would greet those he hasn’t seen in a while with a beautiful smile. He was full of energy at work . Till we meet again Lee

Brianna Watkins

January 29, 2019

Uncle Lee brought so much joy and light in every room he walked it. He loved making people laugh and he was a professional at it.
I remember when he worked with Trey and I on our Fine Arts song our senior year. He was always encouraging, but also didn’t hesitate to tell us when it sounded awful haha!
I loved that about him; his ability to tell the truth in the most loving, hilarious way.

He will be so so missed. He leaves a legacy of light behind him.

Heidi Wells

January 29, 2019

Lee was an amazing friend and someone that is hard form me to let go. His infectious personally was what attracted me to him like a magnet. I was asked to reflect upon our work relationship and I had a hard time coming up with any stories but on a personal level that was not a tuff question to answer. We shared stories about family, health and feelings, which quickly became a standard when we connected. I will miss his beautiful soul.

Barbara Kennedy

January 29, 2019

You are so missed, and your positive and upbeat attitude. You've impacted so many people and I am honored to have spent such a short time with you. Thank you for touching my life!

Melissa Topinka

January 29, 2019

Oh Ronnie Lee.....While my broken heart will never heal, I take comfort in seeing the hundreds and hundreds of stories of how much people loved you and how you touched everyone you met in such a profound way....Ronito, Charlotte and I have become friends. Every time we talked about her, you always said that you wished we could meet..we did and she is just as amazing as you promised she'd be. I've had the chance to talk to your sister, whom you were so proud of and with Trey, whom you loved so much and talked about all of the time. I consider these gifts from you, to help soften the blow of losing you. You were the reason I got through some of my hardest times at work; you believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. I find myself randomly blurting out some of your sayings that you knew would make me cringe, "Good Deal, Oatmeal!", "What's the dill, Pickle?", "You are the reason we can't have nice things" one else in this world could make me laugh like you did. I am going to post a picture of your cat, Shadow (aka Clark) that you sent me because you thought it looked like he was laughing. You laughed so hard when you sent this picture to me. I will save it forever. I love you with my whole heart, Ronnie Lee and know, without any doubt, we will be together again.

Charlotte Perez

January 28, 2019

To my friend, my "adopted" brother and one of God's truly good souls:

20 years was not enough. I will cherish every moment of the time we spent together. All the laughter, some tears, and all the love we found in our profound friendship.

I am going to miss you so much. Especially all the laughter we shared. When God hooked us up, I'm sure He did it for the laughs and our quirky humor. I love you so much. I miss you. I am grieving the loss of a beautiful soul here on earth but have no doubt you received a loving welcome in God's care. I take comfort in knowing you are Home.

So, to yesterday's companionship and tomorrow's reunion.... Until we meet again, I love you.

Cristy Schwartzenburg

January 28, 2019

So many wonderful memories of a great man. He was always supportive of his co-workers and gave many words of encouragement. He was a great human being and showed a lot of grace and care when speaking to others. My favorite little piece that he shared while training was just to be patient with yourself and I have shared that with many others. He had the best sense of humor and we would all find ourselves cackling along with him. Oh that laugh... I can still hear it. I will miss gossiping with you about shows you are watching and talking about your Nephew and family. I know that you loved all of them so much and were always so proud of them. I loved sitting and reminiscing about the good old 80s lol. I will never forget you and we all will miss you Lee. My prayers go out to all of you family and friends. Much Love Cristy