He was born March 23, 1922, in Orangeburg, S.C., to Robert and Annie Sue Pooser, the youngest of their four children. The Poosers moved to Orlando in 1926 and Louie graduated from Orlando High School, where he lettered in track and field. After high school, Louie enlisted in the Navy hoping to “see the world,” yet ironically was sent to the Naval Air Station in DeLand, where he repaired and serviced fighter planes. Returning to Orlando after World War II, Louie married another OHS graduate, Patricia Rider, in 1948 and began his lifetime career with Peninsular Life Insurance. His passion, however, was outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, which he shared with his brothers, son and friends. Louie became an accomplished, self-taught gunsmith, turning a hobby into a career during retirement, which was spent in their dream home in Rabun Gap. They returned to Orlando 19 years later when Patti became ill. She passed away in 2009 after 60 years of marriage. Louie was a member of Conway United Methodist Church in Orlando.
Survivors include: his son, Mark (Laura); daughter, Sheila Pooser Green (Ron) of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; one niece and three nephews; six great-nieces and several great-great-nieces and great-nephews.
A celebration of Louie’s life and loves will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Conway United Methodist Church, 3401 S. Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/cnfl.