Poore, Thomas Ward & Jewel Irene (Holman)
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Oklahoman Archives 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
May 22, 1960, pg17

Thomas Ward Poore, 59, of 405 Atkinson Dr., a developer and homebuilder in Midwest City, died Saturday night in Wesley Hospital.

Services will be at 2 pm Monday in First Baptist Church of Midwest City with burial in Arlington Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Midwest City Funeral Home.

A native of Williston, Tenn., he was born May 20, 1901. He-came to the state in 1947, settling at Midwest City where he has lived since. He was a Mason,. Shriner, a member of the Lions Club and past president of Home Builders Association of Oklahoma City. From 1942 to 1947, Poore was affiliated with the National Housing Association of Dallas. Poore is the builder of the Planet Plaza development now under construction on the Tinker Diagonal. He. attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel, of the home; and his stepmother Mrs. W. T. Poore, Williston, Tenn.


Oklahoman Archives 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
February 19, 1982, pg 29

Jewel Irene Poore, age 79, of 405 Atkinson Dr., Midwest City, died Wednesday, Feb 17th. Services 10 am Saturday, Wickline United Methodist Church, with interment in Arlington Memory Gardens. Directed by Paylor Funeral Home. Born in Williston, Tennessee, came to Midwest City in 1946 with her husband, the late Tom Poore who was one of the original developers of Midwest City Hospital, with over 10,000 hours of volunteer service since the door�s opened in 1962. Past president of Study 1 and Lilac United Garden Clubs. A faithful member of Wickline United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities. She watched the development of Oscar Rose Junior College to which she had donated the land. A member of Eastern Star and life member of United Methodist Women. She was chosen Woman of the Year by Midwest City Pilot Club in 1973.

She is survived by one brother Luther Holman of OKC. Nieces Patti Watts and Susan Lewis both of OKC. Nephew, Palmer Asford of Covington, Tenn.


























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