Schmitz Funeral Home obituary -Donald E. Poole, 65, Farmington

Donald “Donnie” Eugene Poole, 65, of Farmington, Iowa, died Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Donald “Donnie” Eugene Poole, 65, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 11:23 a.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Saint Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Born June 1, 1956 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Robert E. and Edna (Gregory) Poole. He was united in marriage on September 14, 1974 to Cecelia Boyd in Farmington, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife Cecelia; children: Tanya (Daniel) Harness, Revere, Missouri, Tammie Poole of Farmington, Iowa, Thomas (Amee) Poole of Farmington, Iowa, Trisha Poole of Farmington, Iowa, Terri (Jimmy) Vancil of Farmington, Iowa; grandchildren: Taylor and Christopher Pilcher, Ethan and Owen Harness, Trevor, Quinton, Mason, Gavin, Katerina, Wyatt, Sera, Gabriel Poole; siblings: Ronnie (Trisha) Poole of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Larry Poole of Bonaparte, Iowa, Bobby Poole of Burlington, Iowa, Virginia (Bill) Glaha of Chariton, Iowa, Brad Smith of Mount Sterling, Iowa, Charlie (Kelly) Smith of Mount Sterling, Iowa, John Smith of Mount Sterling, Iowa; step siblings: Bill Smith of Oklahoma, Roger (Tina) Smith of Farmington, Iowa, Linda (Larry) Miller of Edgewood, Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Chad Smith.
Donnie served in the United States Navy for four years, worked for the City of Farmington for over 25 years and was a member of the Farmington American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. When he retired he took up a new hobby, golfing.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Farmington American Legion with full military rites.  
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory.    
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.comSchmitz Funeral Home in Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

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