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Hugh Neal Pool

November 13, 1942 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 77)


Hugh Neal Pool, 77, died on December 31, 2019 in Homestead of Hugo following a battle with Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease.

Hugh was born on November 13, 1942 in Amarillo, Texas to Ervin Lee and Jennylynn (Littlejohn) Pool.

He married Carolyn McKnight November 24, 1965 in Milfay, Oklahoma after only being introduced to her 6 weeks earlier. He often boasted that he married way above himself.

Hugh spent his life teaching math, coaching, and being a principal. After he and Carolyn fully retired in 2002, they traveled many miles together to watch basketball, baseball, and football all over the state of Oklahoma. When he wasn't attending a sporting event, he enjoyed spending time with his family, serving in his church as a deacon, listening and singing to gospel music. He also loved playing dominoes, drinking coffee, and doting on his grandchildren. He attended church at the Wright City First Baptist Church and later Rattan First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ervin Lee and Jennylynn Pool and two brothers: Ervin Lee Pool, Jr. and Paul Pool.

Hugh leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Pool, of the home; his son Rick Pool and wife Jennifer of McAlester, Oklahoma; daughter Vicky Gibbs and husband Chris of Rattan, Oklahoma; a special daughter Michelle Hawkins and husband David of Wright City, Oklahoma; five granddaughters: Taylor Hale and husband Jay of Cushing, Oklahoma, Jodie Pool of McAlester, Oklahoma, Jadyn Gibbs of Durant, Oklahoma, Jacey Gibbs of Rattan, Oklahoma and Amberly Wood and husband Justin of McAlester, Oklahoma; one grandson: Jeffrey Hawkins of Wright City, Oklahoma and the apple of everyone's eyes- the "great" granddaughter Jensyn Jo Hale of Cushing, Oklahoma; sisters: Edna Huff of Pangburn, Arkansas, Teresa Pleas of Foyil, Oklahoma; brother Glen Pool and wife Freda of Kingston, Oklahoma; sister-in-law: Peggy Pool of Mannford, Oklahoma; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Family night will be 6-7:30 PM Thursday January 2, 2020 at Serenity Funeral Service.

Funeral services for Hugh will be held at 2 PM Friday January 3, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Antlers, Oklahoma with interment following at Redden Cemetery in Redden, Oklahoma.

Services are entrusted with Serenity Funeral Service in Antlers, Oklahoma.

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January 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Serenity Funeral Service
145 W. Main Street
Antlers, OK 74523

January 3, 2020

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church Antlers
208 NE B St
Antlers, OK 74523

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