Donald Ray Pool

Monday, January 7, 2013
Donald Ray Pool

Donald Ray Pool, 71, of Batesville died Saturday, January 5, 2013. He was born in DeQueen, Ark. on June 16, 1941 and was the son of Charles and Mary Francis Burkhalter.

He retired from truck driving after 32 years of being on the road. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf. His favorite past time was spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia (Birmingham) Pool of Batesville; sons: Donald Ray Pool, Jr. of Fairview, Tex. and Jeffrey Morris Pool of Allen, Tex.; daughter, Ashleigh Dawn Crittenden of Piggott, Ark.; six grandchildren: Kaci Pool and Donald Ray "Trey" Pool III both of Fayetteville, Ark., Maddie Pool, Harper Pool and Bumper Pool all of Lucas, Tex. and Cody Crittenden of Piggott. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Southside with Bro. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark. under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Pallbearers will be Eric Low, Paul Maxwell, Matt Wilson, Trey Pool, Barry Ferrell and Harv Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Deacons of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mike Low, Howard House, Gerald Gaither, Gordon French and Mark Lamberth.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the funeral home.