Timothy Dewayne Poole, 58, of Crossett, died on March 27, 2018, at his home.

He was born on April 23, 1959 in Warren and lived in Crossett most of his life.

Mr. Poole was a Baptist, a machine operator for the Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill for 15 years, and a 1978 graduate of Crossett High School. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, coaching his son’s baseball and soccer teams, watching the Arkansas Razorbacks play, and family camping trips at Sugar Shack and the Pecan Grove.

He was a devoted family man who not only adored his children but loved and welcomed all their friends as if they were his own and eventually became the loving papaw to his precious grandchildren. His weekends consisted of being surrounded by children enjoying fun times, whether it was at the ballpark, the river, or shooting fireworks from the front yard. His children were his world and he was especially proud of his son’s service in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Poole was preceded in death by his father, Willie Clyde Poole; his stepfather, Charles Posey; one brother, Mike Poole; one sister, Martha “Little Bit” Poole; grandparents, Ben and Lizzie Jane Franklin, and Clarence and Lola Poole; and one aunt, Ruth Ferrell.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Simpson Poole of Hot Springs; one son, Russell D. Poole and wife, Elizabeth, of Petersburg, Alaska; one daughter, Sabrina Poole and fiancé, Robert Smith, of Hamburg; his mother, Martha Posey of Crossett; a sister-in-law, Linda Poole of Vilonia; four grandchildren, Andre, Kason, Hunter, and Hedera; “soon to be” grandchildren, Draylon and Tyler Smith; a special nephew, Christopher Simpson; along with a host of other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Highway 52 W in Crossett.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at on Friday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating.

Pallbearers are Robert Franklin, Jr., Benji Franklin, Lance Jenkins, Adam Rhodes, Brad White, Kevin Ferrell, and Kason Poole. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Stanley, Robert Franklin, Lee Franklin, Thomas Coleman, Jimmy Dee Law, and Jon Poole.