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Dr. David Poe Jr.

ASHEBORO — Dr. David Poe, Jr. age 75, of Asheboro, passed away on Dec. 1, 2022, at his home after a short illness from an aggressive brain tumor. He is now in his heavenly home as a believer in Jesus Christ. 


He was preceded in death by his parents Orren David Poe, Sr. and Saluda Northington Poe.


He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Griffin Poe; their daughter, Ashley Proctor-Gann and husband Roger of Asheboro; and their son, Brian Poe and wife Natalie of Seagrove. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Emily Gann, Cassie Proctor, Reece Poe and Kynleigh Poe.


David had a life long career in public education as did his parents. He enjoyed elementary age the most and retired in 2010 from Donna Lee Loflin in Asheboro City Schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheboro and enjoyed volunteer work with the Kiwanis. 


He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with his doctorate in education and enjoyed watching UNC in football and basketball. David and Barbara loved to travel. They went to all 50 states, saw the courthouses in all 100 of NC’s counties and enjoyed their most recent trip on Route 66 to California. They loved the hunt of memorabilia in antique shops, auctions and yard sales. They enjoyed collecting yard sticks, matchbooks, pencils, Coke items and Santa décor. The joy of his life was his children and grandchildren. 


The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the care and support from friends, family, medical caregivers and Hospice. 


Memorials can be made to:

— First Baptist Church Asheboro — Hall Ministerial Endowment Fund, 133 N. Church St. Asheboro, NC 27203.

— Kiwanis of Asheboro, PO Box 975, Asheboro, NC 27204.


Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Pugh Funeral home in Asheboro. 


The service will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Asheboro, 133 N. Church St., with Rev. Mark Hall officiating. A family burial of the urn will follow the service.