Edward Wayne Poole

Edward Wayne Poole, 84, passed away August 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on September 7, 1936, in Pittsburgh, PA to Alice and Wayne Poole and was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Harry Poole and Judy Reed. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years Manon Poole and his four children: Edward Poole (Carolyn), Michael Poole (Diana), Patrick Poole (Joy) and Amanda Mark. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Joshua Poole (Janine), Matthew Poole (Megan), Travis Poole, Garrett Poole, Ilona Poole, Alyssa Poole, Deanna Poole, Allyson Mark, Katherine Mark and Madeline Mark and 3 great grandchildren Finn Poole, Emme Poole and Ava Poole. Survivors also include his siblings Mary King, Jeanne Yoder, Jim Poole, Elizabeth Schumann, Lucy Casey, Margaret Poole and numerous other family and friends.

Ed grew up in San Antonio, TX, attending Central Catholic High School. He received his BA in Mathematics from Trinity University. Ed and Manon moved to League City in 1965 where Ed began his 39 year career with IBM on the Gemini missions at NASA as a systems architect. Ed spent his time serving his community as a Scoutmaster for 20 years. He also coached baseball for 10 years and soccer for 12 years, influencing the lives of countless youth. He was active in St. Mary’s church as president of the Parish Council, lector, and eucharistic minister. Ed was a League City city council member, serving as mayor pro-tem and on numerous committees. He was instrumental in developing a master plan for the city, helping to create  flood mitigation plans and municipal utility districts, and growing the city with the development of South Shore Harbor and local roads to S.H 96. He served the larger community as a member of the Grand Parkway Association board for 15 years. Beyond his years of service to others, Ed’s greatest joys in life were spending time with his family and traveling.


Visitation and rosary will take place on Friday, August 20th at 6 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker Street, League City, Texas 77573.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 21st at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 1612 East Walker Street, League City, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church ACTS Ministry program or a charity of your choice.



  1. Manon and family. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for you during this time. Ed will be missed here on earth but just think of the joy of him seeing Jesus!! All my thoughts, love, and prayers. laura

    laura Urbanovsky
  2. Manon, it sadden me to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a treasure and a gentleman. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless+


    Linda (Giamalva) Hurlbert
  3. Sincere sympathy to a wonderful family ! , Mr Poole was such a sweet man and so much fun to be with . We enjoyed traveling with them to Greece two years ago .
    Gods Blessings to him and the family.

    Barb and James Hunter
  4. I am sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Ed for many years. He was a man of integrity and good to work with.

    Lindell (Lynn) Small
  5. Our heartfelt condolences to Manon and the entire family. When Ed spoke it was with wisdom, humor and a fair share of reverence. He spoke, I listened.


    Greg Smith

    Gregory Smith
  6. This is devastating for me. Ed was a friend, mentor, and many times a second dad to me. He taught me a.lot but most of all how to be classy even when others weren’t. I will miss him so much.

    Dennis Carroll
  7. I worked with Mr. Poole over the last 4+ years during his tenure on both of League City’s Planning and Zoning Board and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I was saddened to hear of his passing and will remember the Poole family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Christopher Sims
  8. My heart goes out to your family. I will keep you in my prayers. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are needing anything. God bless your beautiful family.

    Christine Hensley
  9. Ed Poole was a devoted husband, father, neighbor and pillar of the League City community. I always admired his devotion to Manon and his granddaughters. He was kind, caring and an example of what a gentleman should be. Men both young and old could take a page from Ed’s book of how to conduct oneself. What a massive loss for the family, and our community. He will be missed. Rest In Peace.

    Dinah Sylvester, (neighbor)

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