Pastor Dwayne A Poe

Pastor Dwayne A Poe

Pastor Dwayne A Poe
August 19, 1941 – November 3, 2020
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 79

Pastor Dwayne A. Poe, 79, of Oskaloosa died under hospice care at his home in Oskaloosa on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. After a lifetime of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Glory of Heaven he is now in the presence of his Lord. He was born August 19, 1941, in Eddyville, Iowa, the son of William Madison and Zella Carter Poe.

Dwayne graduated from Bussey High School with the class of 1960.

On December 23, 1960, he was united in marriage to Grace Beaver. To this union three children were born, Easman, Norman, and Billy. Grace passed away October 31, 2015.

Early on Dwayne worked as a farm hand on local farms. In 1967 he went to work in the Foundry at Clow Valve in Oskaloosa. Last he drove semi for Kinman Trucking and Chamness Technology in Eddyville. He drove all over the state of Iowa and enjoyed the open road. He retired from trucking in 2004.

Dwayne’s passion was serving the Lord. He started out hosting tent revival meetings around Iowa and Missouri. He then served as the pastor at the Assembly of God church in Delta. In 1986, Dwayne answered the call to be the Pastor at the First Church of the Open Bible in Oskaloosa. Dwayne did not believe the Gospel could only be shared over the pulpit in the sanctuary of the church, but he believed the Gospel should be shared everywhere.

He was active in music and puppet ministry at local nursing homes. His favorite ways to tell the story of Jesus Christ was through music, puppets, and poems. Dwayne enjoyed Christian music and concerts, he was especially fond the of the group, Mercy’s Bridge, and never missed an opportunity to see them perform. He enjoyed keeping up on current events, watching Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune.

On June 24, 2017, Dwayne was united in marriage to Dixie Tucker at the Open Bible Church in Oskaloosa.

Family was especially important to Dwayne, he delighted in the years he was able to spend with Dixie getting to know her family and she getting to know his boys and their families. He enjoyed studying the Bible and God’s word through religious books, reading, woodworking, and riding ATVs with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie Poe of Oskaloosa; his 3 sons: Easman (& Becky) Poe of Beacon, Norman (& Elizabeth) Poe of Ottumwa, and Billy (& Meredith) Poe of North English; 6 grandchildren: Dakota, Shalyn, Tracey, Megan, Brandon and Makayla; a brother, Roy Poe of Oskaloosa; his twin sister, Donna (& Merrill) Glazebrook of Moutain Home, AR; 3 step children: Larry (& Lupe) Tucker of Austin, TX., Ron (& Angie) Tucker of Ottumwa, and Sandi (& Pat) Stanbro of Oskaloosa; 6 step grandchildren; and 7 step great grandchildren.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Poe; his parents, William and Zella Poe; and 3 brothers, Billy Poe, Ray Poe and Jim Poe.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the First Church of the Open Bible in Oskaloosa with Reverend Carson Aldridge officiating.
Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in Eddyville. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
According to the rules put in place by the Iowa Department of Public Health, proper social distancing and reasonable personal protective equipment is advised for attending a religious public event.
The funeral service will be live streamed at the funeral home’s YouTube Channel for those wishing to support the family from a distance.
Visitation will begin Friday, November 6, 2020, after 12 noon in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-7 Friday evening to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to International Fellowship of Jews.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Pastor Dwayne A Poe please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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