In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Monday, December 11, 2017

Thomas Willard Pool, Jr., Deceased

December 23, 1939 - December 9, 2017

Graveside services for Mr. Thomas Pool, Jr. will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., at the Mississippi Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Mr. Pool, age 77, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

After graduating from Meridian High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1992 from the Mississippi Air National Guard 186th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, and he retired from the United States Air Force Reserves in 1999. He retired in 1989 as Structural Captain at NAS Meridian Fire Department after twenty-three and a half years of civil service. Along with various other positions, he was employed as a fire fighter and mechanic for the City of Meridian.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelby Slade (Steven); grandchildren, John and Sarah Slade; sister, Sara "Peachie" Saxon; and numerous nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas W. Pool, Sr. and Eunice Boykin Pool.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and/or First Baptist Church of Meridian.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 10:00-11:45 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. . . .

Eternal rest, grant unto Thomas Willard Pool, Jr. , O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May the souls of the faithful departed
 through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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