Mr Frederick William Poole (Fred)

FREDERICK William Poole (Fred), of Grand Parade, Portsmouth, has died following illness.

He was 91.

Born in Bristol, he lived in this area for 43 years.

A widower, he is survived by sons Richard and Michael, daughters Kate Patterson, Jane Cocks and Amanda Jackson, sister Winifred Bale, and grandsons Andrew Jackson and Samuel Poole.

During his working life he was in the Royal Air Force from 1938-65, before working in Barclays Bank, in Boston Market Place, until 1980 when he retired.

He was a SSAFA representative for the Boston area after retirement from the RAF and was president of Boston Cricket Club during the 1970s.

His funeral took place at Boston Crematorium and was followed by cremation. The service was officiated by the Rev Ken Still.

Chief family mourners were: Richard and Michael Poole (sons), Kate Patterson, Jane Cocks and Amanda Jackson (daughters), Winifred Bale (sister) and Andrew Jackson (grandson).

Arrangements by Carr Funeral Service.