The Odessa Record -

Norman Gene Pouley


March 30, 2017

orman Gene Pouley, age 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at his home in Odessa with his loving family at his side.

He leaves behind four children Rick (Billie Jo), Sherri (Marty) Sackmann, Tracy (Brian ) Sangster and Terri (Casey) Nielsen; 12 grandchildren Dennis, Tiffany, Colby, Nicole, Keith, Alyssa, Blayne, Kristen, Bryce, Brady, Wyatt, Ashlyn, Corbyn, Keonna, Nigel and one on the way.

His oldest son Gregg preceded him in death in 1977. Born and raised in Lind, the son of Conrad and Mollie Pouley, he was the second youngest child, with his youngest sister Esther Capparelli surviving. He was preceded in death by four older siblings, Ronald, Vicki, Clifford and Betty.

In his early years, he attended and graduated from Lind High school in 1953. Shortly after graduating he entered the Marine Corps, serving his country as a soldier. He found his way back to Adams County and became an Adams County deputy sheriff. After serving the law, he served drinks for a few years in his own bar and followed that venture with a prolonged career as an industrial security guard and finished his work life as a rural mail route delivery man around Odessa.

Gene had a passion for playing, watching and discussing sports, in particular basketball. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren in their sporting endeavors. He loved nothing more than a cup of coffee and a chat with friends and acquaintances. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He spent many hours watching and praising their accomplishments. He will be missed greatly by his loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 1, 2017 at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Lind Cemetery. Condolences may be left at


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