Ryland Morell Pool, 81, of 850 High Plains Road, Roxboro, died Monday morning, May 4, 2020 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center.
Mr. Pool was born January 9, 1939 in Halifax County, Va., son of the late Richard Nathaniel and Hattie Beatrice Davis Pool and was husband of 59 years to Beverly Ann Young Pool who survives. He was a member of Triple Springs Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and supervised the building of the latest church addition.
As a teenager, Ryland washed cars and picked up rocks for a farmer for 50 cents a day. At age 18 he started working for Thompson-Arthur Paving Company at the scale house and then as timekeeper at the Danville office. He farmed and did custom tractor and combine work and later retired from Clarksville Fine Jewelry. Ryland enjoyed gardening, mowing grass, car shows and fishing with his sons and brothers.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, Kevin D. (KD) Pool, Ryan Pool and wife Gemeley all of Roxboro, four grandchildren, Kale, Kyle, Locke, and Leah Pool; two sisters, Esther Carver and husband, Tommy and Janis Shotwell all of Roxboro, and three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Pool Schaeffer of Fla., Phyllis Pool of Durham and Rita Pool of Roxboro.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pool is preceded in death by his first child, Cecilia Grey Pool; sister, Marjorie Adcock; and three brothers, Richard Pool, Eugene (Butch) Pool and Budd Pool.
Private family graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Triple Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1927, Roxboro, NC 27573 or the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 7588 Dirgie Mine Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.