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02/06/22 12:47 PM #297    


Marty Von Schaaf (1970)

Jerry's passing saddens me. "A friend to everyone" is a bit of an understatement. Put "everyone" in all caps. That was Jerry. When I got to City in the summer of 1967 Jerry and Pam Vadergriff were two of the first people I met. I think we were always friends after that. After Jerry graduated he seemed to always know where I was and what I was doing. I received "Happy Birthday!!!" from him every year since this website was developed. Rest In Peace my friend. Until we meet again!

02/06/22 02:13 PM #298    


John Price (1969)

I'm really sad to hear about both Roger and Jerry they were both really great guys. My condolences and prayers to their families. 

02/06/22 06:08 PM #299    


Lu Jean Wade (Bedard) (1968)

I am so sorry to hear about Jerry Poe's passing.  Though I have not seen him since graduating high school he is easy to remember...always friendly and kind.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

In sympathy,

Lu Jean Wade Bedard  

02/07/22 06:36 AM #300    


Jack Hines (1969)

I am so sad to hear of Jerry's passing.  He was a friend since the 1st grade and will greatly miss him.  Even though I haven't seen him in many years, he always sent me a birthday greeting every year on this site with an uplifting message.  It made my day.  Rest in peace, my friend.  Your family is in my prayers.

02/07/22 11:44 AM #301    


Janie Watts (Spataro) (1969)

I am saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. He was an unassuming and friendly person and a wonderful class president. My deepest sympathy to his family on their loss. 

02/07/22 01:44 PM #302    

Bob Moss (1969)

Just to echo a common statement, Jerry Poe was a great friend to everyone.  I played with him in the band at City and we both went to Roy Fox for trumpet lessons.  Missed Jerry at the recent reunion.  Rest in Peace my friend.

Also, just heard about Rogers Moore passing away.  Another great guy.  We were all richer for knowing Rogers and Jerry.

Bob Moss 69


02/07/22 05:21 PM #303    


John Summers (1970)

Visitation for Jerry Poe '69 will be Wednesday evening, February 9th from 5-8pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home on Hwy 153.

The funeral itself is Thursday, February 10th at 12pm Noon at the funeral home.

Grave side services are at Chattanooga Memorial Park at 1:00pm, Jerry's beloved "duck pond."

There is currently nothing posted on the website of the funneral home.   I am certain there will be a place where you can leave a rememberance once it is up on their site. 

John Summers '70


02/07/22 07:33 PM #304    


Pamela Vandergriff (Vandergriff) (1969)

I was so sad yesterday to hear the news of Jerry’s passing. The word that kept turning over and over in my mind since then was “kind”. While that may sound like a bland word, it truly describes who Jerry was. He never met a stranger. He would help anyone who needed help. He was always smiling and always thought of others. I’ve read many posts about his never forgetting to say Happy Birthday. That is just who he was. When I moved back home in 1999 , I ran into Jerry at the Jeweler’s Bench at Highland Plaza several years later.  He and Carolyn came to many of my dog rescue events. They even adopted a dog from me. He loved his pets. He loved his family. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace, my friend.

02/07/22 10:13 PM #305    


John Summers (1970)

Here is the link to Jerry Poe's obituary page on the Chattanooga Funeral Home website.

John Summers


02/08/22 08:35 AM #306    


Brenda Floyd (Underwood) (1969)

I don’t know of anyone from our class who won’t remember Jerry Poe.  His name will always come to mind when I think of City.  He was always so kind and willing to help with anything.  We would go years without seeing each other but he always made me feel like he was so glad to see me.  He certainly won’t be forgotten.  Rest In Peace with all of our other friends who I’m sure were waiting at the gate for him.  You will always be remembered for your kindness and what a great way to be remembered!


02/08/22 09:41 AM #307    


Mary Bates (Carter) (1969)

I was so saddened to hear of Jerry Poe's passing. Jerry and I started first grade together at Normal Park and were in the same class most years there.  He always had a kind spirit and was loved by all who knew him. The response to this post is a testament to the character of Jerry Poe.  My sincere condolences to his family.

02/08/22 10:38 AM #308    


Susan Warner (Blalock) (1969)

I was so sad to hear of Jerry' Poe's passing...what a great guy...There's a reason he was our class president...he was a friend to everyone and a stranger to no one. Prayers for his family

02/08/22 05:18 PM #309    


Deborah Kelly (1969)

Visitation for Rogers Moore February 17th 2 to 6 pm. Funeral February 18th at 11:30 am. JP Franklin Funeral Home.

02/08/22 08:52 PM #310    

Michael Burke (1969)

Like all of you, I considered Jerry a great friend. Guy would give you the shirt off his back if you asked. I agree with Jill - the world's a little grayer without him in it. Condolences to his family.

02/09/22 11:50 AM #311    


John Mann (1969)

Jerry Poe was a great guy. One of the nicest guys I ever knew.

I have some severly exciting and fun memories of riding with him in his dark blue Impala. Going down Hixson Pike (maybe a little over the speed limit?) past the Heywood straightaway, drifting through the curve that then sent you towards Fernway, tires squealing. Big smile on his face. On mine, too!

I'm glad I knew him.

02/09/22 09:20 PM #312    

Kevin Barry (1969)

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry Poe and Rogers Moore.  Both were exemplary of the spirit of Chattanooga High School with Jerry in the band and class president in 1969 as well as being very active in all activities and events at school.  Rogers exemplified himself with his speed as a sprinter and was one of the first blacks to integrate Chattanooga High.  I was fortunate to know both of them at the time and the world will miss their presence.  

02/12/22 02:28 AM #313    


Deborah Kelly (1969)

Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Rogers Moore are can be found on the JP Franklin Funeral Home website.

02/13/22 05:06 PM #314    


Joel Hausler (Hausler) (1968)

So sorry to hear about the death of Rogers Moore.  He was a key member of our track and cross country teams.  He was always upbeat and quiet but such a competitor!  He ran the smoothest quarter mile you would ever see and went to the state meet as a junior.  He was just the greatest guy to be around.  He and "Rabbit" Daniels always kept us laughing at practice.  Rest in Peace.

02/14/22 06:06 PM #315    


Beth Williams (1970)

I am deeply saddened to hear about Jerry's passing. He was one of the sweetest men that ever lived and so extremely thoughtful. I received a birthday wish from him every year without fail and it was so appreciated it. He was always so upbeat and always offered a smile. He will be greatly missed. RIP Jerry!

04/07/22 03:46 PM #316    

Pat Hagan (1968)

This message is in memory of my sister, Lucy Hagan, class of 1964. Today, April 7, 2022, is Lucy's birthday.  She would be 76 years old today.  Lucy passed away in 2019.  She was band captain in 1964 playing the clarinet. She was proud to graduate from Chattanooga High School in 1964, the first graduating class in the new building. She is greatly missed.  Rest In Peace Lucy.  
Pat Hagan, CHS '68.  



04/07/22 04:58 PM #317    


Deborah Kelly (1969)

Happy heavenly birthday Lucy Hagen

04/08/22 10:40 AM #318    


Lu Jean Wade (Bedard) (1968)

Pat, I'm sorry that you lost your sister.  You must miss her a lot.  We are blessed to have siblings.  

04/26/22 12:13 PM #319    

Marjorie McClain (Vincent) (1965)

The link to Albert Reave's obit (1965) is not his because that person was born in 1928!

04/26/22 01:27 PM #320    

Stephen Michael Cathell (1965)

The Albert Reeves in the obit is the father of Faye Reeves Coe, Class of 65..


04/27/22 12:42 PM #321    

Douglas Jones (1965)

Corrrect Steve and Marjorie. I posted it in the Class of 65 website and should have been more clear. I wonde how many of our classmates still have parents living?

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