Edgar A. Poe Jr.


BERTRAND—Edgar A. Poe Jr., a 10-year resident of Bertrand, passed away on October 24, 2016, at a Richmond hospital after a massive stroke.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judith E. Poe; his son, Michael Poe of McLean; his daughter, Melissa Neighbors of Centreville; and a brother, Thomas L. Poe of McLean. He also is survived by three grandchildren, Megan and Danielle Neighbors, Andrew Poe; daughter in-law, Rebecca Poe; and son in-law. Jim Neighbors; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. “Ed” also leaves behind two beloved cats, “Noodles” and “Missy.”

Born July 9, 1936, in New Orleans, La., to Edgar A. and Frances H. Poe, Ed grew up in Arlington.  He graduated from Capitol Page School in 1954 and the University of Alabama in 1958 where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He also was a longtime member of Sons of the American Revolution and the National Press Club.

After college graduation he worked for the Mississippi Power and Light Company in Jackson, Miss., where he met his wife, Judy.

From 1969 to 2006, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., where he retired as chief, Publishing Division, Office of Public Affairs.

Ed enjoyed traveling with his wife, Judy, being with friends and family, especially his three grandchildren, and the outdoors at his second home in Bertrand where he was a member of St. Mary’s Whitechapel Episcopal Church.

A memorial service was held December 6 at St. Mary’s Whitechapel Episcopal Church.



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