Calvin Poole

March 26, 1928 - October 3, 2016

03/26/1928 - 10/03/2016

Calvin PooleCalvin K. Poole lived a full life on his own terms before passing at his home, as he wished, on October 3, 2016, with his son John and daughter-in- law Robin at his side.
He was born March 26,1928 in the town of Osborn (now Fairborn), Ohio on March 26, 1928. Calvin served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948, obtaining his first pilot’s license in 1947. In Fairborn, he served as a constable and pro tem judge.Calvin retired after 35+ years from civil service in 1997 as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Air Force. First stationed at Wright-Patterson Air force Base in Ohio, where he obtained his first pilot’s license in 1947. While stationed in Morocco, he was once invited to a dinner hosted by the king of Morocco out of gratitude after Calvin solved a
problem with an international trade-fair exhibit. He was stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany from 1960 until 1962, when he transferred to Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. He enjoyed many years traveling the world on TDY trips, repairing airport lighting and other electrical systems.
In 1970, Calvin moved to a house on the Back River where he loved fishing and boating on the water. He was married on December 28, 1972 to Ellen Maria Poole whom preceded him in death on October 3, 2012. Calvin believed in pursuing a good education and encouraging his children and grandchildren toward their goals. Calvin pursued many business ventures, including running a gas station, commercial fishing, real estate, and even running for city council. He was a staunch advocate for animals and was instrumental in changing local laws involving feral cats.
Calvin is survived by four children: William Poole (Betsy), John C. Poole and wife Robin, Beth Taylor and husband Scott, and Becky Ouellette, as well as seven grandchildren– -Laurel,Lillian, Heather, Amanda, Molly, Chris, and Nicole; and six great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
Our Family would like to express enormous gratitude, with much thanks, to friends who were so instrumental in supporting us through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a local animal shelter.

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Susan E. Greene
7 years ago

I met Calvin through his wife, Ellen, when I helped her feed, catch, and treat kittens behind a Phoebus business. Super people. I’m sorry I wasn’t aware of her passing. Though Calvin and I didn’t see eye-to-eye on one thing (I believed in sterilizing both sexes and Calvin didn’t), I envied his tenacity and ability to shake people up about the sense and necessity of Trap, Neuter, and Return policy for businesses and communities. You are missed!

Robin M Poole
7 years ago

I can’t begin to say the life lessons I have learned being around dad for these many years.
Though there were many times of just sheer frustration in doing things “his” way, I learned a lot about him and myself, and will probably continue to do so as time passes. So glad he was able to be at his home as he journeyed out of this world. I am truly going to miss him and pray I will see him again one day.

Willis C Barrow
7 years ago

Calvin as my boss helped me get my PE license. He mentored me as a young engineer.

Willis C Barrow
7 years ago

Calvin was my boss for 4 years when I came to Langley in 1968. He made me work with the electric shops and learn first hand interior and exterior electric. He was my mentor and caused me to be a confident professional engineer. I got my PE license because of Calvin.

Horace L. Stepp
7 years ago

I work with Calvin at Langley AFB at the HQs. He was a very smart Elect Engineer I was very lucky to have work with him and learned from his experience. To his family I’m sorry he has past away.

Teri Whitley
7 years ago

I will sadly miss a very dear friend.
Love to you always,

Ron Whitley
7 years ago

My heart and prayers go out to your family .Calvin was a great friend I’ve know for several years.