Earl Poe, 93

Earl E. Poe, 93, of Marion, passed away at 8:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. 

He was born July 22, 1924 to the late Willie R. and Cecile (Grim) Poe.

Earl graduated from Sweetser High School.  He married Phyllis J. Renbarger on July 21, 1950; she died August 7, 2015.  Earl retired from a career as a Sunoco Oil Distributor after 30 years of service.  He also enjoyed a very long career and life-long love of farming.  He served as a Past Master and Past Patron of LaFontaine Masonic Lodge No.295 and Past Patron of LaFontaine OES No.301.  He served as a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Pleasant Center Farm Club.  Earl was also a member of the Jalapa United Methodist Church.

Earl is survived by his children, John (Marva) Poe, Dayton, Ohio, Marsha (Eric) Poe Anderson, Brownsburg, Indiana and Diane (Al) Poe Moore, Carmel, Indiana; Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his brother Harold Poe. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Brad Wright officiating.  Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery, LaFontaine, Indiana.  Masonic services will be performed before the service at 10:30 a.m.  Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service.

Preferred memorials are to be made in memory of Earl may be given to LaFontaine OES No.301.

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Posted on 2018 Jan 04