Opal C. Poe, 86, of Jacksonville died Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was born December 20, 1925 in Raceland, KY to Gordon and Mary Ball Dillow. She was a charter member of Jacksonville Heights Baptist Church. Her love for her grandchildren meant more to her than her love for her bowling, and she loved her bowling. Opal is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Poe, son Billy Poe and daughter Connie Leissner.Survivors include children Walter W. Poe, Faye (Hank) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and Richard Poe; son-in-law Rick Leissner; sister Ruby Lowe; grandchildren Jenifer, Jessica, Walter, William, Damien, Dan and Tina; eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Friday, February 24 at 11 am in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home on Normandy Blvd. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.