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Joseph Ellwood Poore

July 12, 2025 — October 4, 2014

(Buncksey) 89, of Powhatan, born July 12, 1925 in Amelia, passed away October 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Louise Smith Poore; three daughters Jacki Easter (Howard) of Amelia, Sylvia Green (Bill) of Chesterfield, Cindy Boggs (Ken) of Botetourt; grandchildren Joseph Easter (Jill), Michael Easter (Kristina), Katie Forsyth (Jason), Will Green, Scott Green and Anna Boggs and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Mamie Poore and brother Charles Melvin Poore. A member of the greatest generation and naval veteran, Buncksey proudly served on board the USS Wisconsin during WWII, where he achieved the rank of gunners mate third class and participated in five major actions. He devoted his life to his family and agriculture, farming in Amelia and Powhatan counties. During his 33 year career with the Virginia Department of Agriculture, Buncksey received numerous awards including the U.S.D. A. Superior Service, Virginia Cattlemen's Association Industry Service, National Livestock Grading and Marketing Association Man of the Year, Virginia Pork Industry Service, and Life Membership in the National Livestock Grading and Marketing Association, inducted into the Virginia Agriculture Hall of Fame. Buncksey was active in the Virginia Farm Bureau serving on numerous committees as well as the Powhatan County Farm Bureau where he served as President, and Monacan Soil and Water Appointed Director at Large and served as a producer member on the Virginia Cattlemen's Board of Director. He was a long time member of May Memorial Baptist Church in Powhatan. The family will receive friends at the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home 3215 Anderson Hwy (Rt 60) Powhatan, Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11 am at May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Amelia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to May Memorial Baptist Church building fund or Powhatan Rescue Squad.


11:00 am Wednesday October 8, 2014

May Memorial Baptist Church 3922 Old Buckingham rd Powhatan, Virginia 23139


Tuesday October 7, 2014 2:00 to 4:00 pm 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

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