Melvin Earl Poore, born March 16, 1930, went to be with the LORD on February 16, 2022. He had many fond memories of his life growing up in rural Kansas. He loved to reminisce about riding his favorite pony (Carol) to school, running barefoot through the pastures of his home, and fishing in Turkey Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Pearlie Poore, his brother Howard, and his wife Ida.
As a young man, he married Corliss West and together they had 4 children: Carmen, Christy, Deborah and Bradley Poore. They left Kansas for El Paso, Texas where he worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Years later, Melvin married Ida Burdick, who had 2 children: Rose and Julie. They were happily married for over 40 years. They lived in Amsterdam, MO where they were able to have a couple of cows, a garden and a few acres of land. After retiring from the P&M Coal Mine and choosing a life on the road instead of daily chores, they sold the place, bought an RV and started a new adventure. They boasted of traveling to each of the states within the continental U.S. Shadowing his good memories was the difficult recent memory of Ida’s passing.
He is survived by his 2 sisters Leta and Martha, 4 children, 2 step-children and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Uniontown Cemetery in Uniontown, KS on Wednesday February 23. 2022 at 2 PM.
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