Murphy Elmer Poole

September 11, 1943 - December 19, 2021

Murphy Elmer Poole, 78, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2008, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born September 11, 1943 in Atlanta, GA to Oscar and Jewell Poole, now deceased.

Murphy was of the Christian faith. He was a faithful member of the Salvation Army all his life. He was a great and loving man who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

The following is a tribute to him:
God looked around His garden and He found an empty place.  He then looked down upon you and saw your loving face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.  His garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. As the days come and go and the world moves on, I know you’re still here, you’ll never be gone. On the night the Angel came and took your hand, We cried as you left for a blessed land. But heaven rejoiced as you came into sight. For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rebecca Poole of Cape Coral; two loving sons, Chris Poole and Scott Poole, both of Cape Coral; as well as four siblings, Major Patsy Hambrick (Larry) of Bentonville, AR, Evelyn Hendricks of Atlanta, GA, Wendy Canfield of Lavonia, GA, and Jimmy Poole (Carol) of Hallandale Beach, FL.

Murphy was preceded in death by two siblings, Joyce Holcomb and Lamar Poole.

Memorial Services will be held at the Salvation Army, 10291 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919. Details to be announced at a later date.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Amanda Fordham Dec 22, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Uncle Butch was a great family man. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys! Love you all!

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