Retired engineer laid to rest

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Mr John Poots of Barban Heights, Dromore died on August 2, at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Known by his friends as Johnny, he was the dear husband of Iris.

They had three sons, Trevor, Alan, and Brian and one daughter Mrs Alison Esler.

Johnny was a retired engineer and is survived by brother Harry Poots, half-brother Andy McAllister, and half-sisters Mrs Marie Ward and Mrs Rachel Quigley. He is predeceased by half-sister Mrs Peggy Coulter.

He was a member of First Dromore Presbyterian Church, where his funeral service was held on August 5.

Hymns I Need Thee Every Hour and The Lord’s My Shepherd (new version) were sung and Mr Tom Haire presided at the organ.

Rev Keith Duddy led the service.

Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be sent to John Gamble Funeral Directors, 7 Meeting Street, Dromore, BT25 1HQ for the Presbyterian Orphan and Children’s Society.