Charles Edward Poole was born October 9, 1946, in Florence, AL to the late Earnie Johnson Horton and Louis Poole. Charles relocated to Fort Wayne, IN in the early ’70s where he later retired from Mattel Powerwheels after 28 yrs of service. Charles enjoyed watching his Denver Broncos and Western shows. Charles also loved spending time with his loving family every chance he got. Charles departed this life on January 7, 2021, at Parkview Regional Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters: Alfreda (Marvin) Fields, Nicole D. Taylor and Dartanya Taylor Johnson of Indiana and Georgia; brothers: Jimmie L. (Arleatha) Thorton of Texas and Johnny Charles Thorton of Ohio; sister: Amy L. Anderson of Texas; grandchildren: Sierra, Sariah, and Jakai Taylor and Jason Scott; great-grandchildren: Abbrielle, Kaelyn, Dallas, and Jalani Taylor; faithful friends: Michael Gregory, Bobbie Faye Johnson, and Cathy White; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Charles was preceded in death by his stepmother Annie Lee Thorton; brothers: Walter Earl Dewberry, Samuel L. Thorton, and James Thorton; sister: Bernice Armstrong; longtime companion Carrie L. Taylor; son-in-law: Richard O. Johnson; daughter-in-love: Ophelia Ellis
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