FREDRIC W. POE OBITUARY
Fred Poe joined his God and his Savior in Heaven on October 1, 2012.
Fred, the oldest of three boys, was born on September 14, 1927, to Fred C. Poe and Rebecca Sprinkle Poe. He attended public school in Winters, Texas and then went to Texas A&M. He married Truma Lee Smith in 1946. He left A&M to serve in the military during the last part of World War II. He was discharged and returned to A&M to complete his degree. Fred then taught school for two years prior to being recalled through the reserves to serve in Korea.
After being discharged as an officer, he and Truma moved back to Winters, where they tried their hands at farming. Fred began working for the City of Winters, moving to Midland in August of 1960 to work for the City of Midland Water Department. After four years he was promoted to Assistant City Manager, eventually becoming City Manager. He served as City Manager until his retirement in 1993.
Fred is survived by his wife of 66 years, Truma Poe, one son, Keith W. Poe and wife Juli, two daughters, Paula Poe LaGrone and husband Wayne, and Sherry Poe Pack. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Jake and wife Rebecca, Briana, Savanna and husband Michael, Kelsie and husband Noah, Fred, Abigail, Gavin, and Zane, all of Midland, Texas, Katheryn and husband Ben, Jordan and wife Darah, Lacey and husband Gus, Rachyl and fiancée Kerry, all of Colorado; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Jefferson Cline Poe, his two brothers, Clifton and Butch, and his son-in-law, David Pack.
Services will be at 3:00 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Midland, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arise and Build Fund of First Baptist Church or the Salvation Army of Midland, Texas.
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