- November 13, 2018
Morgan Benjamin “Ben” Poole Sr., 85, of Astatula, Florida, passed away peacefully at Cornerstone Hospice Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Ben was born to parents Andrew J. Poole and Eula Aurilla Poole on Feb. 22, 1934, in Cordele, Georgia, where he lived until 1953.
After moving to Winter Garden in 1953, Ben was a loyal employee of Heller Brothers Packing House for 50 years. Never one to sit still, Ben returned to work as a mechanic shortly after he retired and continued to work for another two years.
Ben was a devoted and faithful follower of God who enjoyed going to Ocoee Church of God every chance he could, where he could often be seen collecting offerings. In addition to being active in the church, Ben was an avid fisherman.
Above all, he loved his large family and spending quality time with them. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Ben is survived by many loving family members, including his three children, Benny (Barbara), of Astatula, Vicky (Bill) Sullins, of Winter Garden, and Terry (Sylvia) Poole, of Fort Pierce; sister, Juanita Smith, of Vienna, Georgia; as well as nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and two more on the way.
Preceding Ben in death are his beloved wife of 55 years, Christophene; his brothers, Tom, Ed, Frankie and Freddie Poole, as well as his sister, Sarah Lee Clements.