Jack Edward Pool, age 72, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022 at his residence.
He was born July 23, 1949 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Robert Edward and Phyllis Nadine Perry Pool. He married Margo Nelson on April 14, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada and she survives.
Jack graduated from Meredosia High School with the class of 1967 and then received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.
Mr. Pool served as the Program Coordinator for The Hope School in Springfield, Illinois for several years and also worked as the Assistant Administrator for the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped in Wichita, Kansas.
Jack was also a substitute school teacher, a volunteer for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and had served as commissioner of the Mt. Sterling Park District. He had a love of music and played for several bands through the years including Austin City Limits, City Limits Band and Maddics Band in high school, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Margo Pool of Mt. Sterling. 3 children Nicholas Lee Pool (Christy) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Timothy Ryan Pool of Quincy, Illinois and Megan Christina Wells (Jeff) of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 3 grandchildren Gabriel and Olivia Pool and Evan Wells. 2 step grandchildren Benjamin and Calleigh Jo Schroeder also survive along with a sister-in-law Jolene Pool of Chambersburg, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Jon Pool.
Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday April 8, 2022 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Duane Pool officiating.
The services will also be broadcast live on his obituary page of the funeral home website, hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services in the funeral home.
Private burial will be held in the Versailles West Side Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling Park District, Brown County Against Cancer or the Brown County Public Library.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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