Frank A. Poe, 69, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a longtime area resident, born in Kentucky on Jan. 27, 1949.

Frank worked for Phend and Brown as a crew foreman. He was a hard worker and enjoyed being outdoors. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering with small projects. He had a sharp sense of humor and enjoyed giving everyone a hard time. Those who knew him best, saw his softer side though, especially in the way he cared for his cat, Buckwheat.

Those who survive include his two children: daughter, Angela Barker (and David Zolman), Pierceton; and son, Frankie Poe, Sidney; and five grandchildren: Danielle Barker, Warsaw; Brenden Wolfe, Pierceton; Cameron Wolfe, Pierceton; Alayzia Miller, Warsaw; and Tommy Miller, Warsaw. He is also survived by brothers: Rick Poe, Warsaw, and Bill Poe, Claypool; and by sister, Connie Pamer, who resides in North Carolina.

Those who preceded Frank in passing include his parents, Henderson and Garnet Morrison Poe; brother, Carl Wade Poe; and his ex-wife, Lois Poe.

Friends and family will gather at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, on Thursday, May 17 from noon to 2 p.m. A funeral service which celebrates his life will follow, beginning at 2 p.m., with Pastor Terry Bradford of First Freewill Baptist Church of Kosciusko County officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery.


Memorial gifts may be directed to Baker Youth Club where Frank enjoyed watching his grandchildren play. Checks may be mailed to Baker Youth Club, 1401 East Smith Street, Warsaw, IN 46580.

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