James Ray Poe, 80, Greenville, May 3, 1936 – August 17, 2016


James Ray Poe, 80, of Greenville, died, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his residence.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Combs officiating.  Interment will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.  Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday at the funeral home.

Born in Hunt County on May 3, 1936, he was the son of S. J. Poe and Oleta Owens Poe.  He married Dorothy M. Hagan on April 10, 1954 in Greenville.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cash, owned Poe Sand and Gravel and was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Survivors include his daughter, Gayle Walls and husband, Gary of Cash; son, Douglas W. Poe of Greenville; grandchildren, Nathan Davenport and wife, Trista, Angela Carruth and husband, Ryan and Jaron Poe; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and son, Donnie Ray Poe.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Davenport, Ken Warren, Ryan Carruth, Jimmy Deweese, Jarrod Anderton and Justin Anderton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Sampson, Wayne Eddins and Kenneth Parker.

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