Daniel Poe

Friday, May 19, 2006

Daniel Franklin Poe, 58, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday May 17, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Hayward Joseph and Verna Mae Ussery Poe. He and Betty Lou Johnson were married Aug. 15, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Va. She died Aug. 12, 2003.

Poe was a graduate of Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was a general contractor 20 years in Cape Girardeau, and also operated Betty's Restaurant with his wife for eight years.

Survivors include three sons, Tom and Charles Coker of Cape Girardeau, Jeff Krauss of Newport News, Va.; two daughters, Jennifer Poe of Poplar Bluff, Laura Cisewski of Williamsburg, Va.; a brother, Donnie Poe of Poplar Bluff; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.