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Nathan Burgess Pool

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March 22, 1929 - Aug. 29, 2008

FERRIS - Nathan Burgess Pool passed away peacefully at his home in Ferris where he lived for 36 years. He was born at home on March 22, 1929 in Cedar Hill, where he grew up learning to hunt and fish, a love he enjoyed and shared all his life, second only to the love he had for his wife of 50 years, Ophelia Ode-ne Crossley of Ferris and his children, Donna Gaye of Richardson and Nathan Clay Pool, deceased.

Nathan was a graduate of Grand Prairie High School, class of 1946. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in U.S. Army from 1951 to 1956, served his community as a dedicated supporter of the Athletic booster club and Future Farmers of America.

He served on the Executive Board of the Elevator Constructors of America Local 21 for many years and was a lifetime member of Webb Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. He is preceded in death by his parents, Olin and Mae Pool, lifelong residents of Cedar Hill. He is survived by his wife and daughter, son-in-law Steven Lane and two grandsons, Shaun Clay Lane and Dee Paul Lane and one sister, Martha Climer of Kaufman, several nieces and nephews and friends all over the country. Nathan fought a hard and long battle with emphysema, maintaining his smile for the visitors who came to see him and his sense of humor and love of a good clean joke. As an excellent sportsman, his friends and family remember his tall, lanky frame striding across a field with his hunting dogs; holding a trophy-sized catfish with a big smile for the camera, his arms stretched out wide with a stringer full of crappie, or showing off the hunting "limit" of quail.

Funeral services were held at Green Funeral Home in Ferris on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at 2 p.m.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.

The family wishes to extend their thanks, gratitude and appreciation to Family First Hospice in Ennis who gave quality, professional, kind, and compassionate care to both Nathan and his family.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Fellowship Bldg Fund, P.O. Box 387, Ferris, TX 75125; National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219.

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