Poff, Oscar

Oscar Poff
Have been held.

Mr. Oscar Poff, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born on May 13, 1929, in Littlefield, Texas, to Maude and James Michael Poff.

He moved to Portales with his family in 1931. He was working on a ranch in Elida when he contracted Polio in 1949. After he was able to work again, he drove tractors for area farmers. He belonged to the University Baptist Church. Family members said he enjoyed playing dominos and working jigsaw puzzles and as long as he was able to go, he enjoyed hunting and fishing even though he was unable to walk. Family members said he was very outgoing and friendly and was always willing to render help to anyone with anything he was able to do. Since 1991 he had been a resident at Golden Acres where family members said he enjoyed the fellowship of many friends and he also enjoyed the time he spent at Portales Senior Citizens.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Millard, Cecil and Archie Poff; and three sisters, Lorene Turner, and Cleo and Velma Summers.

Survivors include two sisters, Bertie Wallace and Opal Johnson, both of Portales; and his housekeeper and friend, Rita Ornelas of Portales.

The Rev. M. V. Summers will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Orvel Turner, Monty Johnson, Lynn Poff, Travis Johnson, John Wallace and William Summers.

Honorary pallbearers are Emory Ferguson, Clifford Lee, the residents of Golden Acres, the members of Portales Senior Citizens, his friends from Adult Day Care along with all his other friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wells Fargo Bank to help the family defray various expenses.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.