David Poore

David R. Poore

June 5, 1945 - April 29, 2020
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David Robert Poore, age 74, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Born June 5, 1945 at Pine Bluff, he was a son of the late John J. Poore and Jeanette Camp Poore and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1964.

He was a patriot and a proud veteran of the United States Army.

For 39 years, David worked for the Cotton Belt, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific Railroads. He retired as an engineer in 2005 and had been a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Prior to his illness, David was a very active member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a past deacon and loved working for the “Builders for Christ”. He also served with the Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief Team.

David enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, woodworking, and the outdoors. He was also dedicated to his family and loved being with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Janet Poore Livingston.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sandra Guess “Sandy” Poore, whom he married on August 5, 1967; a daughter, Shannon Poore Rubin and her husband Andrew of Chicago; two grandsons, Miles Andrew Rubin and Lucas David Rubin; along with many other loving family and friends.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:30 a.m. in Bellwood Annex Cemetery with Brother Todd Howard officiating. Arrangements are by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. Due to Covid-19 regulations, social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Memorials may be made to Hope of the Delta, 3905 S. Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:30am
    Bellwood Annex Cemetery
    2194 West Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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    Please remember to use social distancing. Thank you.
  • Interment

    Bellwood Annex Cemetery
    2194 West Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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David Hope

Posted at 04:14pm
I am so sorry for your loss - David Hope

Pam Stone Ratliff

Posted at 12:19pm deepest condolences to you and your family. David was such a sweet and kind person....he will be missed
Blessings to you all

Lougene Redden

Posted at 06:17pm
Sandra, I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family. I did not know David but he sounds like such a wonderful person, a great husband, father and friend. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lougene Redden

Kyle and Carol Walter

Posted at 11:47am
Carol and I were so shocked to hear of David's passing. We have known David from high school days and knew him as a great friend and a good man. He will be missed by all that knew him and for those that did not know him, they were at a loss for not knowing him
Rest in peace my friend

Eddie and Lori Jones

Posted at 10:52am
To know David was to Love him. When he walked in a room you were greeted with his warm smile and a big hug. He always had a story that had everyone laughing. The world is a better place because he was he was here. We Love You and are Praying for You!
Eddie, Lori, Connor, and Anna Kate Jones

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