Phillip L. Poole
January 11, 1939 - June 07, 2017


Friday, June 9th, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale

Poole, Phillip L., 78, of Troy, formerly of Ferndale, June 7, 2017.  He was born January 11, 1939 in Pontiac to Lloyd and Helen.

Phil was a member of the Ferndale City Council for many years and was active in other civic organizations through the years.  He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as a Colonel in 1999.  Phil was a municipal attorney for the City of Southfield.  He earned his Juris Doctor and Engineering degrees from Wayne State University, his Business Administration degree from University of Detroit and his Economics degree from University of Michigan – Dearborn.

Survived by wife, Peggy (Boschma) ; step-children, Steven Smith and Julia (Paul) Romancheck; granddaughter, Celeste; and siblings, Diane (Al) Ferrari and Carol (Gerry) Liszewski.  Predeceased by brother, John Poole.

Visitation Friday 2 – 8 pm and Saturday 10 am until service 11 am at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, Ferndale.  Interment Sashabaw Plains Cemetery, Independence Twp.  Memorial contributions to Michigan Humane Society. 


My deepest condolences to you Julia, Paul, and Celeste. May the Lord comfort you at this time.

So many I can't count them all. I will never forget how he showed me how to be a kind, honest, distinguished person. His overwhelming generous nature was always something to strive for. I'll keep reaching for it. Loved him with all of my heart.

I met Phil while being a police officer/detective for the City of Southfield. What a pleasure it was to know you could rely on him to get the job done. Phil was always pleasant, and would effectively perform his job as an Assistant City Attorney. He will be missed here in the City of Southfield's police department, where we will all have very fond memories of how things used to be. My condolences to the family.

I have wonderful memories of working with Phil at the 46th District Court as he represented the City of Southfield as an assistant city attorney. He had a great sense of humor and I'm sorry to hear he passed too early. Condolences to his wife and family.

I was not only fortunate enough to have Phil for a brother, he was also my mentor and friend. He taught me honesty and the importance of respecting others. He was kind and generous and loved animals. We had many good times together and I have many good memories to cherish. I will love him forever and look forward to being reunited with him. RIP Brother Phil.

It was my honor and privilege to have known Phil for over 35 years both as an attorney and as a fellow army reservist. He was one of the most kind, generous and thoughtful persons I have ever met. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May his memory be a blessing to his family and may he rest in peace.

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Phil Poole. It was in the mid-1990’s, I was fresh out of college working in the City of Southfield Housing Department and I was tasked with filing code violation complaints against landlords. Phil took me under his wing and taught me how to do my job. He was patient and supportive and I was ever so grateful. I will never forget him. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Had many fond memories growing up on East Lewiston with Phillip, Diane, Carol and John. While I haven't seen Phil in some time, his service to country and community didn't go unnoticed. Rest in Peace Phil, and blessings to the family.


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