Obituary – Earnest John Pool

Earnest John Pool

November 10, 1918 – September 24, 2016
Age: 97
Residence: Bolivar, MO

Reverend Earnest John Pool


          I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day.

2  Tim.  4: 7-8


          John Pool was born on November 10, 1918, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to the marriage of Charles Parker Pool and Clara Belle (Straw) Pool and departed from this life at Parkview healthcare Facility, Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the age of 97 years and 10 months.  He was the sixth of nine children, and is survived by one brother, Bill Pool (Shirley) Bolivar, MO, and one sister, Florence (Pool) Wilson (Harry deceased) of Wishart, MO.

          John was united in marriage to Allie Peterson on June 9, 1940, and together they shared 76 wonderful years of marriage.  Five children were born to this marriage.  During World War II, he served in the United States Navy from April 11, 1944, to November 2, 1945.

          He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 21 and diligently raised his family for the Lord.  After receiving a call of God on his life to enter the ministry, he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He was in the first graduating class and was ordained as an Assemblies of God Minister on February 7, 1952.  The remainder of his life was spent in pastoring churches and doing evangelistic work for the Lord.  He loved to hunt and fish.  He retired from pastoring his last church, Silex Assembly of God, Silex, MO at the age of 83.  After they moved back to their home in Bolivar, they attended Pleasant Hope Assembly of God Church.

          Over the years, he led many to Christ and was loved and respected by many.  He had a great heart for missions, he was a giver, and he always paid his tithes.  He loved people and was genuine.  If there was a need, he would try his best to help, no matter what.  He leaves a great legacy and will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.

          He leaves to cherish his memory and legacy  his devoted wife, Allie; five children: Geneva Moore (Dick) Jefferson City, MO, Earnest Pool (Patsy) Silex, MO, Loreta Middlebrooks (Wayne) Lee’s Summit, MO, Kathleen Sears (Charles) Belton, MO, and Kay Sears ( John) Flemington, MO. 

          He has fifteen grandchildren: Darrell Moore (Chris), Darla Moore Porter (Trent), Debra Moore Patterson (Nelson), Trecia Pool Groshong (Scott), Tom Middlebrooks (Lisa), Wesley Middlebrooks, Kenny Sears, David Sears (Pam), Vicki Sears, Todd Sears (Georgia), Waylon Sears (Dana), Kim Stratton Crowell (Scott), John Sears (Jamie), Aaron Sears (Karen), and Ben Sears.  He is also survived by 26 Great grandchildren and 16 Great great grandchildren, and a multitude of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Raymond Booth, James Booth, Charlie Pool, and Garland Pool; two sisters: Golda Casey and Viola Hudson Turney; and two grandsons: Kenny Sears and John Sears.

          Pallbearers will be Darrell Moore, David Sears, Tom Middlebrooks, Wesley Middlebrooks, Austin Groshong, and Trent Porter.

          Honorary pallbearers are Nelson Patterson, Scott Crowell, Buddy Sears, Brock Sears, Taylor Middlebrooks, John Patterson, Will Patterson, Taylor Sears, Jeffery Davidson, Aaron Davidson, and Clint Cox.

          Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016, at Pitts Chapel, 316 East Broadway  Bolivar, MO  65613 (417) 326-5211.

          Funeral services will be held at Brighton Highway Assembly of God Church at 10:00 am Saturday, October 1, 2016, with a visitation at the church from 9:00 to 10:00 am before the service.  Burial will take place at 2:00 pm at the Flemington Cemetery Flemington, MO.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Mercy In Action International or Gideon Bibles. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and Church.  Online condolences may be made at:  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.









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316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 326-5211
Visitation InformationLocation: Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Date/Time: 6:00-8:00 PM 9/30/2016
316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO
Phone: (417) 326-5211
Service InformationLocation: Brighton Assembly of God Church
Date/Time: 10:00 AM 10/1/16
Presiding Official: Rev Todd Sears Rev. Waylon Sears
5403 N. Hwy F
Brighton, MO