Jerry Wayne Poole, 80, of Levelland, departed this life on November 2, 2020.
Jerry was born in Goodlett, Texas, to Homer and Cordelia Mahan Poole on May 26, 1940.
As the third oldest of ten children, he spent his youth finding ways to pester his sisters and create mischief with his brothers.
Jerry joined the United States Army in 1965, serving overseas in Korea. He was proud of his service to his country and the lessons he learned while in the Army.
In 1983, Jerry received his associates of arts degree from Eastern New Mexico University, and began working as the supply manager for the United States Army 4th ROTC Region at Eastern New Mexico University.
During his many years of service, he received numerous awards and commendations of excellence.
During his time in Portales, New Mexico, he met his wife, Cynthia and they married on March 20, 1990, in Fredricksburg.
After retirement, Jerry pursued his lifelong interest in automobiles, becoming a licensed car dealer.
He also became a volunteer for the USDA-NRCS to spend more time with his wife, and volunteered with Portales 4-H, assisting his oldest daughter with various projects and teaching her about horses.
His youngest daughter brought new adventures with pet goats, learning to ride horses, and a shared interest in small-game hunting.
Throughout his life, Jerry was an avid horseman, showing horses, with many belt buckle wins in western riding, reining, and team roping.
Always quick with a story (usually a tall tale!), Jerry greatly enjoyed his daily coffee meetings with friends, and outings with the Lubbock Fun Club.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Cordelia Poole; his wife, Cynthia Poole; and two sisters, Gayle Holtzclaw and Sandra Poole.
He is survived by his daughters: Audra and partner, Greg, of Lubbock and Gretta of Levelland; granddaughter, Athena; and brothers and sisters: Claudie Poole and wife, Faye, of Enid, Oklahoma, Kenneth Poole and wife, Carolene, of Amarillo, Martha Clem and husband, Lewis, of Camargo, Oklahoma, Shirley Pitts of Duke, Oklahoma, Bobby Poole and wife, Ann, of Amarillo, Lucille Lindsey of Quannaha and Harold Poole and wife, Cathy, of Amarillo.
Jerry will also be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and of course, many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Quarter Horse Foundation, 4-H, South Plains College Wesley Foundation, The Honor Flight Network or Hospice of Lubbock.