John Ray Poe


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The Family

{August 26, 1954 - April 7. 2019}

John Ray Poe, 64, of Cantril, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at his home

He was born the son of Virgil Ray and Maddie Jean (Hillman) Poe on August 26, 1954 in Decker, MI.

John graduated from high school and entered the United States Army on November 30, 1973.

Upon release from the service, John held many jobs. He was a supervisor for New London Electrical, an EMT and LPN. He was even a circus performer. John got his nursing degree from Southeastern Community College.

John married his wife, Krystal, on December 20, 2008 at the Christian Church in Cantril. She survives.

He enjoyed his garden, fishing, camping and was a fan of the Chicago Bears.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Marie Malin and Judy Poe; a brother, Kevin Poe; and a step son, David Lee Cheney II.

He is survived by his wife, Krystal, of the home; sons: Derrick L. Poe of New London, IA, and Justin R. Poe of Bonaparte, IA; step children: Patrick Cheney of Van Buren, AR, Britt Haas of Blountstown, FL, Derrick Haas of Farmington, IA, and James Miles of Ottumwa; a sister, Janet Tacker, of Cantril; brothers: Robert Poe of Salisbury, NC, and Chris (Diane) Poe of White Hall, IL; grandchildren: Jacklynn Poe and Alexander Haas.

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  1. RIP John you will be greatly missed , Krystal John will live on in your heart . May God & his angles comfort you & the family at this time ..

    Comment by Helen morgan on April 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm
  2. I’m so sorry Krystal. He was very happy when he met you & u guys started to see each other,,,,,so glad u guys got to get married – start a life together….& Be happy. I’m praying for you … So glad u got an appointment close to Bloomfield, closer to work…
    Praying for a better month ahead, May is just around the corner hope it’s smoother than what you’ve had… Sorry to hear of your mother.
    Prayers girl
    Luv ya lots, miss ya a bunch
    Nancy Hudson

    Comment by Nancy Hudson on April 12, 2019 at 8:40 am
  3. Sorry for ur lose I know that John made you a very happy women may he rest in peace luv u cuz. My luv and prayers to u and y’alls loved one may his memory always be in your thoughts and heart

    Comment by Renee Murphy on April 12, 2019 at 10:22 pm

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