Wallace W. “Wally” Poague, 58, of Lititz, passed on to eternal life on March 12, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. He was the loving and devoted husband of Patricia Buchmoyer Poague, for nearly 39 years. Wally was born in Washington, DC, son of the late William Wallace Poague, Sr., and Doris Campbell Poague, Manassas, VA. He spent most of his childhood in Catharpin, VA.
A “Jack-of-All-Trades”, Wally was a Certified Tool & Die Maker for many years, while owning and operating a small Garden Center and Lawn & Landscaping business. Always wanting to stay busy, Wally restored the family’s rusty 1948 Farmall Super C tractor to mint condition in just 1 month, after sitting disassembled for 5 years.
He took great pride in his 3 sons, instilling in them a great work ethic. He loved his 3 daughters-in-law, as if they were his own daughters. His 3 granddaughters were the light of his life, sharing a birthday with the oldest, Aubrey. Wally and Patti were known to share their love of the outdoors through landscaping, motorcycling, and camping. Most recently, Wally enjoyed and took pride in creating beautiful pieces of furniture made out of old barn wood.
In addition to his wife and mother, Wally will be truly missed by his 3 sons: Jason, husband of LeAnn Axe Poague, Lititz; Jeremiah, husband of Sarah Buck Poague, Columbia; and Nicolas, husband of Kelly Weiner Poague, Lancaster. Three granddaughters: Aubrey Poague, Lititz, Madison and Evelyn Poague, Columbia. He leaves behind his 5 brothers. Billy; Bobby (Elaine); Jimmy (Susan); John (Jean); and David (Karen). Two sisters: Donna Cole; and Linda (Peov) Nhek. Mother-in-law: Helen Duke Buchmoyer and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: infant son, Joshua; and father-in-law: Marvin Buchmoyer.
The Memorial Service will be held at Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville, on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to childhood cancers at: The Four Diamond’s Fund, 1249 Cocoa Avenue #115, Hershey, PA 17033. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.