James W. Poe
(March 23, 2013)
James “Jim” W. Poe of Englewood, formerly of Sweetwater,
passed away on Saturday, March 23.
He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Jim was a
well-known minster and farmer in Monroe and Loudon counties.
He was 77.
Preceded in death by: his first wife, Mary Hunt Poe; infant
daughter, Donna Kay Poe; parents, Hubert and Elja Poe; brother, Harold Poe;
grandson, Zachery Shultz.
Survivors include: wife-Mary I. Paige-Poe of Englewood;
Sons and daughters-in-law-David and Carrie Poe of
Philadelphia; Danny and Lisa Poe of Sweetwater;
Daughter and son-in-law-Elja and Darrell Vann of Sweetwater;
Son and daughter-in-law-Alan and Jeannie Paige of Athens;
Daughter-Judy Hemphill of Englewood;
Grandchildren-Russell and Laura Poe and Donna and Johnny
Duncan, all of Loudon; Andy and
Katie Poe, Chris and Anna Poe, Felicia and Jody Gaston and Ross Poe, all of
Sweetwater; Allison and Chris Everhart of Riceville; Gail and Andy Burchfield
of Decatur; Allen and Casay Vann of Loudon; and Alex Shultz of Athens;
Brothers and sister-in-law-Leonard and Sherry Poe of
Philadelphia; Gary Poe, of Sweetwater;
Sisters and brother-in-law-Earline Coppenger of Sweetwater;
Reva Worley of Goode, Va.; and Wilma and R.W. Edgemon of Philadelphia;
Several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 25, from
5-7 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Homes, with the funeral service to follow in Kyker’s
Chapel with Rev. Sam Loy and Rev. Jim Henry officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m., Tuesday in
the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Homes, Sweetwater,
in charge of arrangements.