Dewey Poe Jr.


Dewey Poe Jr., 86, a resident of Philippi, passed away Thursday April 1, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Dewey was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Arden, a son of the late Issac Poe and Adyce (Streets) Poe.

Dewey is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly (Burner) Poe; three children, Ann Wright and husband, Jim, of Philippi, Amy Williams and husband, Dan, of Ravenswood, West Virginia, Bill Poe and wife, Kim, of Hurricane, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Jamie Green and husband, David, of Philippi, Dr. Keith Hickman and wife, Jenny, of Williamstown, West Virginia, Kyle Hickman and Mickayla Selembo of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, Kenley Hickman and Skyler Varney of Ravenswood, West Virginia, Emily Poe and Issac Poe both of Hurricane, West Virginia; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Jacky Malcolm of Philippi,

Dewey was preceded in death by brothers, Clarence Poe and Karl Poe; sisters, Pauline Mitchell and Betty Bussey.

Dewey retired from Alderson Broaddus College in 1996, after 18 years of service, and prior to that he owned his own construction business building homes. He served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany from 1957-59.

Dewey was a very active member of Crim Memorial United Methodist Church. He loved farming cattle, riding horses, gardening, going to church, fixing things and volunteering his any talents to anyone in need. Dewy truly lived a servants-life and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday April 5, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. with Pastor Sam Haught and military honors to follow. In honor of Dewey’s request cremation will follow the services on Monday.

Due to the Governor’s Mandate face masks and social distancing will be required for everyone attending the services.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.