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Graveside services for Mr. Thomas Pool, Jr. will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., at the Mississippi Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Pool, age 77, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
After graduating from Meridian High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1992 from the Mississippi Air National Guard 186th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, and he retired from the United States Air Force Reserves in 1999. He retired in 1989 as Structural Captain at NAS Meridian Fire Department after twenty-three and a half years of civil service. Along with various other positions, he was employed as a fire fighter and mechanic for the City of Meridian.
He is survived by his daughter, Shelby Slade (Steven); grandchildren, John and Sarah Slade; sister, Sara "Peachie" Saxon; and numerous nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas W. Pool, Sr. and Eunice Boykin Pool.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and/or First Baptist Church of Meridian.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 10:00-11:45 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.
Published on December 13, 2017
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