Charles Wright Poole, 64, vice president of Poole's Warehousing, Inc., in Washington, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Chevy Chase.
He and his brother, Brereton, established the commercial storage business in 1959. They also had been partners in Poole's Drayage Co., operating a fleet of refrigerator trucks from 1937 until 1965.
Born in Washington, Charles Poole was a graduate of Central High School. He studied law at Southeastern University.
He was a past president of the D.C. Trucking Association, a past director of the American Trucking Association and a past treasurer and vice president of the Local and Short Haul Carriers National Conference.
Mr. Poole also was a former chairman and company trustee of the Washington Motor Truck Transportation Employees Health, Welfare and Pension Trusts.
He had served as president of the "13" Club, a speaking and parliamentary procedure group; was a life member of the Montgomery County Historical Society, and belonged to the Izaak Walton League, the Kenwood Golf and Country Club and the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Klosek Poole, of the home; a daughter, Ginger Thelin, of Sacramento, Calif.; a son, Army Maj. George G. Poole, of Texas; three stepchildren, A. Michael Klosek, of the Marine Corps; Diane M. Foran, of New Carrollton, and Peter R. Klosek, of Beltsville; two brothers, Brereton, of Potomac, and Leroy A., of Laurel, Miss.; three sisters, Grace Gill, of Kensington, Va., and Barbara Brewer, of Silver Spring, and Barbara Brewer, of Silver Spring, and 11 grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.