Verner Fred Poe, Jr.
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society”. Billy Graham
Ironically, the man known for his long goodbyes, Verner Poe, Jr (Butch), 74 left this world suddenly on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center, a casualty of the Covid protocol imposed by the government and healthcare.
Butch was preceded in death by his adored wife, Dorothy Leah, daughter, Tara and grandson, Preston Cooper, father, Verner Poe and sister, Christena Poe. Butch will be sadly missed by his daughter, Stephanie Poe-Thomas (Adam) of Fort Mill, South Carolina and his son, Seth Poe of Roanoke, Virginia. Left to live out his legacy of love are Noah, Carson, and Ian Poe of Spice Creek…his beloved boys; Livi and Mitchell Thomas of Fort Mill, Brady and McKenna Poe of Roanoke, Micah Goble of Man, Haley, and Derreck Oliveira of Roanoke; great grandchildren, Dawsyn Poe of Logan and Zane, Freya, and Serenity Oliveira-Settle of Roanoke. Also left to cherish his memory is his beloved mother, Beulah Poe of Gilbert and his sisters Cathy Grimmett, Brenda Poe, and Lori Wolford (Theodore).
Butch was born in Gilbert, West Virginia on February 26,1947 to Verner and Beulah (Davis) Poe and resided in Spice Creek with his three grandsons. He attended Gilbert High School where he met his sweetheart, Dorothy. Always quick with a smile and a joke, Butch was the class clown and loved making people laugh. Shortly after they were married, Butch joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam. His service to his country was a source of pride for him; however, his love for his country was secondary to his love of God and his family. Butch worked tirelessly as a coal miner after returning from Vietnam to provide for his family. He loved to share his faith in God with everyone he met in words and deeds. Those who were lucky enough to receive his canned apples and homemade applesauce will truly miss these gifts which he would freely give to friends and family. An avid baker, his specialty was baking pies, but everyone especially loved his coconut cream pie. After raising his children, Butch relished in his role as grandfather. He was immensely proud of all his grandchildren and their accomplishments. There was no question about him stepping into the role of parent for Noah, Ian, and Carson which he willingly and most lovingly did to the best of his ability. “His boys” were the focus of his love and attention after experiencing the loss of Dorothy and Tara. He was a member of the Verner Community Church, Verner, WV.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Butch with his family at the Verner Community Church on Tuesday, September 28th with visitation from 5:00-6:00 pm followed by the funeral service from 6:00-7:00 pm with Rev. Walter Grimmett officiating.
Military Honors will be performed at the church by the Iaeger and Chapmanville VFW, and the Army Honor Guard following services.
[Composed by Family]
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