Ezra Caleb Poore, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 30, 2018, in Merritt Island, Florida.
He was born in Damariscotta, Maine to Ernest Poore and Laurie Williams (Poore) Slingland on Sept. 26, 1984. He grew up in Boothbay, Maine and attended Boothbay Region schools.
He and his friends were all avid video gamers. Friday night “Halo” at the Poores’ was an open house with three TVs and lots of laughter and competition.
He and his brother, Isaac, had many memories of camping, playing along the coastline of the Damariscotta River, riding bikes and listening to music. Ezra also attended the Boothbay Baptist Church where he came to know Christ. He also enjoyed the local YMCA where you could always find him in the weight room. During his school years he played on the high school tennis team and also played in the grammar and high school bands. He loved music at an early age and started playing the flute in grammar school. In high school he also played the bassoon as well as Celtic harp.
He graduated with the class of 2003. After high school he attended the University of Southern Maine. While attending college he also learned to play the guitar. He graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
After college he worked for Hannaford Supermarkets at their corporate office in Portland, Maine. Then he moved to Florida and worked at Sam's Club which was a job he loved. He later transferred to Walmart and became assistant manager at the Titusville, Florida store where he was so appreciated by his fellow employees. Many of them told us he knew how to make work fun.
He is survived by his father, Ernest, of Crescent City, Florida; his mother, Laurie and her husband Bob of Palm Coast, Florida; brother, Isaac and his wife Candida and his nephews, Oliver and Wyatt of Bath, Maine; his uncles, Stanley Hanson (Linda), Andy Poore (Debbie Wright), Willie Poore, Randy Williams (Judy); his aunts, Laura Francis (Steve), Dorothy Fest-Smith, Kimberly Clifford, Debbie Andrews (Tim), and Ronda Williams-Webber (Jeff); cousins, Ryan Andrews, Emily Hanson, Jennifer Ehlers, Adam Francis, Avery Francis Chamness, Chrissy Earnshaw, Jennifer Poore, Kelsey Poore and Kameron Poore. He also leaves behind second family Brian, Katie, Ethan and Alison Rittershaus.
Per his wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers or donations the family asks that you spend time with your family. Ezra was always so busy with life that his family did not get to spend the time with him that we wanted and now we are unable to. Please enjoy your family while you can as we know not what tomorrow may bring.