Ray Smith Poole, Sr

Ray Smith Poole, Sr

Birth
Homochitto, Amite County, Mississippi, USA
Death 2 Apr 2008 (aged 86)
Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 25714398 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 2 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25714398
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Smith Poole, Sr (15 Apr 1921–2 Apr 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25714398, citing Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .