Anthony Charles “Tony” Poche passed away peacefully in his home on August 31, 2020.
Tony was born January 25, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the US Army from 1971 to 1975 in Fort Carson, Colorado. Upon returning home from the Service, he attended college at ETSU where he discovered a love for theatre. He performed in many plays and won an award for best supporting actor.
After college, Tony became a long haul truck driver and traveled across the US for 25 years. He loved trucking and was very good at it too. He received an award and jacket for one million miles of safe driving.
Tony was known for his “big” heart, always helping family, friends and perfect strangers with anything they needed. He loved his dog, Karma, AKA his girlfriend, and cats, Shadow and Wheeler. Tony was an avid reader and loved roller coasters, Nascar, the Tennessee Vols, music and hosting parties up on the hill with family and friends. He would be the first to admit that his death was a direct result of being stubborn, not following doctor’s orders, and too much partying for the past 6 decades. He lived life to the fullest and had the best sense of humor. Tony loved telling jokes and making people laugh right up to the very end.
Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Maureen Poche; son, Josh Poche.
Survivors include his daughter, Heather (Eddie) Poole; daughter in-law, Kim Poche; grandchildren, Brianna and Nathan Poole and Isabella and Maddy Poche; great-grandchild, Canaan Poche; brothers, Don (Debby) Poche, Tim (Kae) Poche, Randy (Jan) Poche; many nieces and nephews; god-daughter, Serenity Morgan; longtime friend, Stephanie Stringer; and many other dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at Knoxville National Cemetery (939 Tyson Street NW, Knoxville, TN 37917) on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00pm.