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Ray Smith Poole, Sr
Birth: Apr. 15, 1921
Homochitto
Amite County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 2008
Oxford
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA

Professional Football Player. Born in Gloster, Mississippi, he played at defensive and offensive end positions for six seasons (1947 to 1952) in the National Football League with the New York Giants. During his collegiate years at the University of Mississippi, Poole was a versatile athlete excelling at baseball and basketball as well as football. He was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 1987. During his professional career, he appeared in 71 games and was selected to both the NFL All Pro Team and Pro Bowl in 1950. Poole's brothers Jim and Barney were also standout college and professional football players. During World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Willie A. Poole (1880 - 1924)
  Emily B Berryhill Poole (1885 - 1967)
 
 Siblings:
  Wallace Poole (1902 - 1914)*
  Jonnie Poole Seale (1907 - 1999)*
  Jim Eugene Poole (1915 - 1994)*
  Willodene Poole Robertson (1919 - 2011)*
  Ray Smith Poole (1921 - 2008)
  George Barney Poole (1923 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oxford Memorial Cemetery
Oxford
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25714398
Ray Smith Poole, Sr
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you. Thank you for your service to your country.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016

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