68 Year Lomita Resident Dies at Age 91Long time Lomita resident, Joe W. Pool, passed peacefully into eternity on May 16 at 9:15pm. Born in Malvern, Arkansas on October 22, 1924, Joe moved with his family to California in 1942. He enlisted in the US Army in 1944 serving in the European Theater and fought in the Battle …read more
68 Year Lomita Resident Dies at Age 91
Long time Lomita resident, Joe W. Pool, passed peacefully into eternity on May 16 at 9:15pm. Born in Malvern, Arkansas on October 22, 1924, Joe moved with his family to California in 1942. He enlisted in the US Army in 1944 serving in the European Theater and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
After returning to California, he met and married Betty Marie Davis (Pool) moving with their family to Lomita in 1948.
He was active in the community; well-known and loved by so many people. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams for his sons and was a member of the Lomita Masonic Lodge. In 1964 when Lomita incorporated and became a city, Joe campaigned to serve on the first Lomita City Council. His attempt was unsuccessful, but he continued to be interested in the welfare and growth of his city. There are some who will remember his real estate business, JOE POOL REALTY, and some will also remember his tenderness toward his young clients trying to get into their first home, which sometimes resulted in the sacrifice of his commissions. He started another career as owner and operator of Superior Sweeping which he ran for 16 years before turning the business over to his eldest son, Don.
Joe loved the game of golf and enjoyed the camaraderie of the Harbor Golf Course Men’s Club into his 89th year when his health began to fail. He remained a loyal LA Dodger fan throughout his life.
He is survived by sons, Don Pool and Bill Pool, and daughters, Sheryl Pool and Linda (Pool) Thomson, as well as 8 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren.
Services will be held at Calvary Assembly of God Church on Oak Street in Lomita at 11:00am on Saturday, May 21st, followed by internment at Green Hills Memorial Park.
His gentle spirit will long be remembered.
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