BELFAST — Frederic Jordan Poor died March 7, 2022, at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., in the arms of his younger brother Daniel.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, on Jan. 19, 1948, he was the son of William Osgood Poor and Phyllis Jordan Poor. He is survived by his sister, Janet Eckrote; brother, Daniel Poor; two nieces, Victoria and Jacquie; two nephews, Sean and Daniel; grandnephew Lux and grandniece Penelope. He was predeceased by his older sister, Nancy, who passed away in 1993.

Soon after his birth, the family moved to Hempstead, Long Island, in New York, where they remained until Fred was 11. He was a very energetic and happy young boy. He loved his Long Island neighborhood filled with precocious boys just like himself! In 1959, the family moved to a home further out on the island called Fort Salonga. This is where his talents began to emerge, as he became a great accordion player, drummer, a wonderful artist, a Baryshnikov-like football player, and a billiard shark!

Added to these skills was Fred’s infectious sense of humor that kept his brother and sisters filled with anticipation whenever he walked into a room. They could always count on him for gut-wrenching laughs as he impersonated the likes of Johnathan Winters, the wild and wacky comedian of the 1960s, as well as Soupy Sales and Jackie Gleason.

Fred graduated from high school in Kings Park, N.Y., and left for Vietnam in August 1967. As an army serviceman, he spent three years as a control room technician, earning a national defense service medal, three Bronze Stars, and the distinguished Sharpshooter marksmanship badge. Upon his return from Vietnam in August 1970, Fred struggled with PTSD. He spent many of the 30 years that followed in New Jersey, and then Maine, until he moved to Florida at the end of 2001 to be near his brother, Dan, and family.

Fred requested long ago that he be laid to rest back in Belfast, in the family plot, with his parents, sister Nancy, and generations of Poors from Belfast.

Fred was a devoted Christian, and a student of the Bible, often reciting scripture, verbatim to the amazement of any listener. As he got older, he spent much of his time reading numerous translations and versions of the Bible and reflecting on their meaning as it related to his life.

Sweet, humble, and always funny, Fred will be remembered for his kindness, humility, athleticism, artistry, guttural laugh, and for being a loyal follower of the Lord.

A graveside service will be held at noon Friday, May 20 at Grove Cemetery in Belfast with the Rev. Joel Krueger officiating. Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.