Ray was born on November 10, 1938 to parents Ruth and Hubert Poole in San Antonio, TX. Ray passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019 in Elk Grove, California at the age of 80. Ray was a successful business owner and father to a large family. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Arlene, children Tim (Stefanie) Poole, Andy (Dena) Poole, Robert (Jennifer) Poole, Deanne Stine, Shannon (Eric) Wines, Will McEnerney, Elaine (Tim) Grabach, 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Raymond Poole and Alex Poole.
His career in the printing business started at the early age of 16. He and Arlene went on to run their own company, Dome Printing. He retired at the age of 65 to be surrounded by great friends and his Valley Hi Country Club family where he enjoyed the game of golf, a few cigars, and a little friendly gambling. Ray was considered by all to be a gracious and generous friend. Ray and Arlene always enjoyed their special friendships, traveling, their “home away from home” in Lake Tahoe, and the bond of their yellow Labradors, Sunny and Buddy.
There be a celebration of life on Sunday, January 27th from 1:00-5:00 pm at Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove, California. The family welcomes everyone to share their many great memories of Ray Poole as we celebrate his wonderfully full life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Ray Poole. https://act.alz.org/site/Donation