Jackie Poore
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9:23PM
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Anderson- Jackie Ray Poore, 72, of 302 Winfield Drive, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at his residence.

Born April 12, 1945 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Fred Poore and the late Beatrice Simmons Poore Redd. He was the retired co-owner of Anderson Sheet Metal and was an active member of Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church. Jackie was inducted in the Anderson Recreation Department Hall of Fame in 2013. He was involved in the Rec programs since 1954 as a player, coach, and official.  He participated in baseball, basketball, softball, flag football, volleyball, and swimming throughout the years. In 1954, he played his first official baseball game on what is Brown Field #2.  In 2012, on the very same field, he coached his last baseball game with four grandsons on the team. Jackie’s greatest enjoyment in life was his grandkids.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Johnson Poore of the home, son, Jackie Poore, Jr., daughters, Jennifer Poore, Julie Poore, Ginger Poore Cash (Jason), and Candice Poore,  grandchildren, Tanner Poore, Ashlee Gilreath, Abby Gilreath, Sawyer Davis, Dawson Hayes, Micah Cash, Jackson Hayes, Brylee Hayes and Allie Cash, sister, Glinda Poore and a number of nieces and nephews and family members. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas “Bo” Poore.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday at Varennes Heights Baptist Church with Revs. Kempie Shepard and Weldon Sellers officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family is at the residence. Honorary Escorts will be his Misfits teammates and members of other association ball teams. 

 Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Marshall Memorial UMC, 135 Riley St., Anderson, SC 29624 or The City of Anderson Recreation Department, c/o Jackie Poore Memorial Fund, 1107 North Murray Ave., Anderson, SC, 29625.  

Sullivan-King Mortuary, www.sullivanking.com

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