James (Jimmy) N. Pool, Jr.


November 2, 1956 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 64)


(Jimmy) James N. Pool Jr, saw the face of God, on November 16, 2020, at age 64.

The family will host a visitation Thursday, November 19, 6 to 8 pm, at Stephenville Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place on Friday, November 20, at 1:00 pm, at Valley Grove Baptist Church, 1731 S. US Highway 281, Stephenville, Texas.

Jimmy was born to James and Christine Pool on November 2, 1956 in Monahan’s, Texas. He was raised in Odessa, Texas. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, at 7 years of age. His formative years were spent raising and showing Quarter Horses and involvements in his many 4-H and FFA projects. Jimmy served on the 1975 State 4-H Council.

Jimmy graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of 79, with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. While at A&M, he was a member of the Texas A&M World Champion Horse Judging Team.  He spent his summers teaching horsemanship clinics to youth across the state, with the  A&M Horsemanship Program. Other collegiate involvements included Texas A&M Saddle and Sirloin and Block and Bridle.

He married Jamie Hemphill on December 29, 1979 in Coleman, Texas. They began their life together in Stephenville.  Their first son, (Trey) James N. Pool III was born in 1982.  Charles Taylor Pool made his entrance, five years later in 1987.  Jimmy and Jamie’s life centered around raising their two sons.  As a family, they traveled many miles down the road to horse shows, 4-H and FFA events and sporting events.  Both Trey and Taylor, credit their Dad for equipping them with their knowledge of horses and equipment, but most importantly, he set the example of what a Christian dad should be.

In adulthood, he was honored to serve on the Erath County Horse Committee, as an adult 4-H leader, Manager of the 4-H Horse Club, Erath County 4-H Horse Judging Coach and on the Safety Team of Valley Grove Baptist Church. He spent countless hours, teaching horsemanship to Erath County youth.

In addition to his sons and daughter in law Luci, his pride and joy in life, were his two precious granddaughters, Lani and Laci Pool.  They both introduced him to the world of little girls, a concept he was not familiar with. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jamie Pool. His mother, Christine Pool; Son, Trey and wife, Luci Pool of Weatherford, Taylor Pool of Stephenville, granddaughters, Lani and Laci Pool and girlfriend to Taylor Pool, Nici Rogers.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Pool.

Pallbearers are; Ricky Caudle, Sherman Edwards, David Farkas, Charlie Hemphill, Steve Keck, Jerry Menzdorf, and Bill Tidmore.

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