James Poole

The Life And Ministry Of James Poole

The Remnant 2019:


James Frederick Poole June 1, 1934 – August 20, 2019

James Frederick Poole age 85 of Delmar, Maryland stepped into eternity with Jesus at his home in San Tan Valley, Arizona on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

He was born June 1, 1934 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the second child of five to his mother, Mary E Poole and father James W. Poole. His parents both preceded him in death, in addition, to his sister Barbara Follis (Dee) and brother John Poole.

On October 20, 1956, Jim married the “Love of His Life,” Peggy Ann (Sims). They had three children—James, Linda, and Matthew.

As a young person, James was draftsman at Lockheed Corporation. Additionally, he worked as a Department Manager at Sears Roebuck in Atlanta, Georgia and Salisbury, Maryland. He felt that he was called to the ministry, which led him to a pastoral position as Elder James F. Poole. He pastored an Old School Baptist Church in Snow Hill, Maryland for approximately 45 years.

Jim loved classical music, watching old movies, and NASCAR races. His hobbies included coin collection and growing the most beautiful roses. He entered many of his roses at the National Rose Society and won many awards. In his early to middle age years, you might even catch him playing hymns or classical music on the “ivory keys”.

Jim served in the U.S. Army – Korean War and received several service medals – three Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

James F. Poole is survived by his two sons, James B. Poole (Marcia) of San Tan Valley, Arizona, and Matthew W. Poole of Salisbury, Maryland; his son-in-law, Manson Jones (husband of his late daughter, Linda K. Jones); two sisters; Billie Jo Kingham and Janice Sperry (Tim); his grandchildren, Michelle Edwards (Blake), Joey Hastings (Robin), Manda Ruark (Jason), and Stephanie Ferraro (Danny); as well as his great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held. Jim will be laid to rest next to “The Love of His Life,” Peggy A. Poole, who preceded him in death on January 6, 2003, and his daughter, Linda K Jones who also preceded him in death on January 18, 2018.


Not mentioned in the above obituary is the fact that Elder Poole was the founder of The Remnant magazine. Together with Elder Robert Lackey, they published this magazine from its inception in 1987 until 1998, when Elder Poole retired from its publication due to health problems.

Elder Poole was also instrumental in the founding of Welsh Tract Publications, which printed seven volumes of Elder Gilbert Beebe’s editorial writings and many other books still advertised in our magazine.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to his son Matthew, who assisted us for some time with our Internet website, and to the rest of his family, and to all who mourn his passing.

We trust that Brother Jim has entered into the rest our Lord promised to His people: “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9).”—CCM

James Poole (1934-2019) was a Primitive Baptist preacher. He served as pastor for the Old School Baptist Church meeting at Snow Hill, Maryland, a position he held for nearly forty-five years. He also founded The Remnant magazine and was instrumental in the founding of the Welsh Tract Publications.