Richard "Dick" R. Pooley
Richard "Dick" R. Pooley, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 28, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
Richard was born March 10, 1935, to S. Dwight and Helen (Borchard) Pooley in Greene, Iowa. He graduated from Greene High School in 1952. Following school, Richard was employed at Pooley Lumber Co. in Greene until entering into the U.S. Army in 1958, serving in the U.S. Army
Air Defense Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the U.S. Army Reserve until 1963 when he returned home to help set up a hardware department at Pooley Lumber.
On June 12, 1966, Richard was united in marriage to Janice Homolar from Elberon. To this union a daughter, Dyanna Jean and a son, Justin Richard were born.
In June 1987 the family, including a Siberian Husky, Keesha, moved to DeWitt where they owned and operated a hardware store. In 1993 the family moved to Cedar Rapids, where Richard worked for Payless Cashways Lumber until the year 2000. Dick and Jan also made their home in Richmond, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., until retirement and returned to Cedar Rapids.
Richard enjoyed taking road trips when time permitted.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janice Pooley; daughter, Dyanna (Mohcine Beddad) Pooley of North Bergen, N.J.; son, Justin (Lisa) Pooley of Iowa City; brothers, Alan (Sandra) Pooley of Apple Valley, Minn., and Philip Pooley of Hurst, Texas; sister, Priscilla (Earl) Landers of Greene.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, MaryAnn Pooley.
Due to COVID-19, a private family graveside service will be held at National Cemetery, Vining, Iowa, with military honors.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.neuhausfuneralservice.com. Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service is assisting the family.