Ruby King Poore, 92, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. She was born Ruby Lois King on May 28, 1926 in Switchback, W.Va., to her parents, Robert Roy and Betty (Hedge) King. She married Jesse Poore, Jr. on November 10, 1950. She resided in Pulaski, Va. the majority of her life until moving to Roanoke in 2009. Ruby lived her life humbly as an example of love, loyalty, kindness, and service to her family and friends.
Serving as her husband’s faithful caregiver for many years inspired a career as a nursing assistant. Before retiring, Ruby worked at The Randolph House where she loved and served the elderly and disabled residents. After retirement, she continued her life of service as a private-duty nursing assistant. Ruby’s love was expressed most visibly through her gift of cooking. She found enjoyment, pride and fulfillment in preparing delicious meals for others.
Ruby is survived by her youngest son, Mark Poore; her grandchildren, Michelle Goff, Jessie Trusko, Megan Poore, Luke Poore and Seth Poore; her great-grandchildren, Cole Goff and Adina Goff; and one sister, Bonnie (King) Harner. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Poore, Jr.; her oldest son, Michael Poore; her parents, Robert Roy and Betty (Hedge) King; and her siblings, Roy Robert King, Jr., Edith (King) McNeeley, Hubert Donald King, Sr., and William Chester King.
Funeral services according to the Lutheran Book of Worship will be officiated by The Rev. Myles Hixson at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2018, from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va. Immediately following the service, committal & burial will occur at Shiloh Cemetery in Pulaski County. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY WISHES MEMORIALS BE CONSIDERED FOR THE JOY RANCH, P. O. BOX 727, HILLSVILLE, VA 24343 OR TO THE AMERIAN CANCER SOCIETY, 2840 ELECTRIC ROAD, SUITE 106A, ROANOKE, VA 24018. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Stevens Funeral Home, 815 Randolph Ave., Pulaski, Va.