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Herschel Poore

d. January 10, 2011

Herschel N. Poore

Of Milford, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at his home. He was 91.

Herschel was born on August 17, 1919 in Milford, son of the late James Brainard and Estella (Messick) Poore.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving his country during World War II.

Mr. Poore owned and operated Poore's Furniture & Appliance Store from 1940 to 1969. He was elected as Kent County Sheriff in 1968 and was appointed a Delaware State Constable in 1970 where he remained until his retirement in 1992.

Herschel was a member of the Milford Lions Club, the Milford Kiwanis Club, the American Legion Post #3 in Milford, the Blue Hen VFW Post #6483 in Milford, the Milford Elks Lodge #2401, the Union Lodge #7 AF&AM in Dover and the First State Shrine.

He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Milford where he had served as a Trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Dare Poore, a son and daughter-in-law; Jeffrey B. and Suzette Holly Green Poore of Milford; a daughter and son-in-law; Joanne Natalie Poore Musser and Calvin L. Musser III of Laurel and four grandchildren; Jeffrey B. Poore, II, Nathan Daren Poore, C. Landis Musser, IV and Jason Herschel Musser.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford, where friends may call two hours prior.

Burial will be held in Barratts Chapel Cemetery in Frederica.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 172, Milford, DE, 19963.


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