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William Lee Poe, Jr.

November 23, 1927 — January 17, 2022

AIKEN, SC - Mr. William "Lee" Poe, Jr., 94, beloved husband of Dorothy Logan “Dot” Poe, passed away peacefully Monday, January 17, 2022. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 21, 2022 at St. John’s United Methodist Church with The Rev. Dr. W. Timothy McClendon and The Rev. Grayson “Butch” Blackwell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church narthex. Interment with military honors will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Colby Hozey and Robert Poe. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Prather and Jim Dickson. Born in Birmingham, AL, Mr. Poe was the son of the late Evelyn Hoke and William Lee Poe, Sr. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and served his country during WWII. Upon leaving the navy, Mr. Poe received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and then a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama. In 1952 he and his wife Dot moved to Aiken to work for DuPont where he worked until his retirement. Outside of work, Mr. Poe was very active in the community. He was a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Board for SRS, the American Nuclear Society, past Chairman of the Park Commission for Aiken, I.T.R.C former member, the Aiken Camellia Society, American Camellia Society, being an accredited judge, a past President of the Atlantic Coast Camellia Society. He and Dot were members of St. John’s United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife Dot, survivors include one daughter, Melanie Poe Hozey, Aiken; one son, William “Lee” (Janel) Poe III, Aiken; son-in-law, Walter Ice, Ashland, Alabama; four grandchildren, Robert Edward Lee Poe, Clark “Logan” Ice, Thomas “Colby” Poe Hozey, Kaitlan Elizabeth Hozey; one great-granddaughter, Ruth Estelle Ice, and a sister, Louise Poe Hairston, Birmingham, AL. He was preceded in death by a daughter, April Poe Ice and a brother, Michael Hoke Poe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken, SC 29801. SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC 29801 To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Lee Poe, Jr., please visit our flower store.


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