November 10, 2016

Saluting Our Veterans: Henry Pool

In honor of Veteran’s Day, First Security Bank is hosting a series on our veteran employees. We appreciate Henry Pool for his service and sacrifice for our country. And for exhibiting Bank Better service for our customers every day!

Henry Pool

Henry Pool

Bookkeeping, Technology Center, Searcy

Dates of Military Service: June 1962 to December 1965

United State Air Force A/C – Security

Henry Pool served in the United States Air Force in security. He was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Plattsburg Air Force Base in New York, Royal Air Force Base Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England and Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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Henry said, “I was in the Bay of Pigs Invasion under John F. Kennedy and the Dominican Republic conflict in April 1965 while I was stationed in Puerto Rico. I was getting out when Vietnam was starting.”

Henry Pool

“After the service I went to work at Worthen Bank where I was head teller for 5 years. Then I was in the car business for 30 years. When my mother had a triple heart bypass in 2005, I retired. As she continued to get better, I got bored staying at home, so I went to work in the Tech Center at First Security Bank. I am still here ten years later.”

Henry has been married “a short time – only 47 years” to his wife Rose. They have two children, Rita in Jonesboro and Greg in Warren. They also have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He said, “I have no hobbies, but I love to fish.”

Kristi Thurmon

Kristi was born and raised in the Natural State and has lived most of her life in Searcy. She enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She loves reading and learning about a wide variety of topics, drinking pumpkin spice lattes and watching her son play football. Otherwise, she is managing and social media at First Security Bank.