Russell Leroy Poe, Jr.
January 19, 1955- January 24, 2021
Russell Leroy Poe, Jr., 66, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away January 24, 2021. He was born January 19, 1955 in Cheverly, MD to Mae Estelle (Leigg) and Russell L. Poe, Sr. He was raised in Capitol Heights, MD until moving with his family to the Randle Cliff area of Chesapeake Beach, MD in the early 1970’s. He graduated from Calvert High School in 1973, and was employed as an electrician. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 99, and in 1984 he began a career as a sound technician and electrician at the former Capital Center in Landover, MD, and later at the MCI Center which became the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., now known as Capital One Arena. Russell enjoyed playing guitar, and was the guitarist for several bands in the area over the years. He was a fan of local sports teams, especially the Redskins and the Washington Capitals.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Marsha E. Poe whom he married November 12, 2013, sons Shawn M. Poe and wife Melissa of Friendship and Russell L. Poe III and wife Lisa of Prince Frederick, grandchildren Lilly, Hailey, and Paisley Poe, a sister Karen Wilson of Saint Albans, WV, and his aunt Doris Fowler of Washington, VA.
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