ForeverMissed
"Let the spirit and memory of Poorboy be with us forever and always"

This memorial website was created in honor of Clark Poorboy. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all. We will remember him forever as a son, brother, husband, father, Papaw and friend.
Posted by Debby Poorboy on April 17, 2022
Happy Easter In Heaven My Angel

You are no longer with me, but you’re always in my heart. Your were a blessing in my life. I love and miss you today and always.

Ps. Until we meet again ❤️
Posted by Darlene Simpkins on February 18, 2022
Hey I love you I've been thinking about you a lot, I know you won't be having a Birthday in heaven cause you will be forever young. love you
Posted by Debby Poorboy on February 17, 2022
Happy 58th Heavenly Birthday

Time slips by and life goes on, but from my heart you're never gone. I always think and talk about you too. I have so many memories but I wish I still had YOU! I'm sending up lots of hugs and kisses ...

Ps. I love You ❤️
Posted by Andrea Canales on February 17, 2022
Dad my heart is so heavy this time of year! I miss you and there are no words that can explain the pain of losing you. It will never be the same with you not here with us. The kids and I miss you so much and talk about you often! Happy Heavenly Birthday pops! I love you
Posted by Debby Poorboy on February 14, 2022
My Heavenly Valentine

You touched my heart in countless ways. Oh how I wish you could have stayed. Together we shared the best of times. With you every day was valentines. Now you are in heaven and this I must confess. I long more for heaven than anyone could ever guess. Knowing I will see your face and once again feel your warm embrace. Never again to be alone in heaven our eternal home.

Ps. I love you ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on January 22, 2022
Hello Babe.
I haven't been here in awhile and for that I'm so very sorry. I promise I haven't forgotten you. I've been having such a rough time with this thing called life, that I was left to deal with alone. I thought this year would be different but it's not, same pain different day. I'm trying so hard to move on but that task is not easy. I can't do anything right, I'm so busy trying to please and make everyone else happy that I'm miserable. Pretending that I’m okay is so Exhausting. I’m still trying to understand why I was left behind .

Ps. I love you ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on December 25, 2021
Merry Christmas my Angel
Posted by Debby Poorboy on October 10, 2021
Babe,
Today we would have been celebrating our 41th Anniversary together. I'm so forever grateful I got to spend 37 years with you. You were my partner, best friend, soulmate and lover. I just want you to know I miss you more each passing day and how much I love you so. When I get to heaven I know what I will do, you will be there with open arms and I will run to you.

Ps. I'm sending you hugs and kisses
Posted by Debby Poorboy on October 9, 2021

'Hello babe,
This poem popped up on Facebook and it was as if you were talking to me. So I’m sharing it for all to see. I miss you so much my Angel.

“ I've finished life's chores assigned to me. So put me on a boat headed out to sea. Please send along my fishing pole for I've been invited to the fishing hole. Where every day is a day to fish, to fill your heart with every wish. Don't worry, or feel sad for me, I'm fishing with the master of the sea. We will miss each other for awhile, but you will come and bring your smile. That won't be long you will see, till we're together you and me. To all those that think of me, be happy as I go out to sea. If others wondering why I'm missing, just tell them I've gone fishing."
Posted by Debby Poorboy on September 22, 2021
Clark,
I woke up today feeling a little sad, then I remembered it's the 22nd again. Just another reminder of the day you went away. I don't care how many years, months or days pass me by, it still feels like just yesterday that I wasn't able to hold you and say I love you or goodbye, before you closed them loving eyes. You and I were together everyday until the day you passed away. For a long time doing something that we used to do together just made the fact that I had to move on without you even more painful. I can't hold you in my arms so I will hold you in my heart forever. I will always love you my dear angel and cherish every moment we got to spend together. I still say goodnight to you when it's time for me to sleep. I close my eyes and whisper see ya in my dreams. 

Ps. I love you to tears ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on August 22, 2021
In Loving Memory Of Your 3yr. Anniversary In Heaven

Gone To Soon Dear Husband

It's true that no one can live forever, we all have to pass away one day. But I didn't expect death would separate us, until we were quite old and grey. Heaven called you and you beckoned as you took your very last breath. You were just snatched away from me, how unfair and cruel is death? We had the rest of our lives ahead of us and the plans and dreams we made are gone now. You've left me for heaven's shores how deeply my heart still grieves and aches for you.

You may have been taken from my arms but will never be taken from my heart. You were such a wonderful man and we shared a special love in life. I know you would have stayed with me if you had the power to. I also know that you would have spared me the grief and pain if you could. I trust you are resting in perfect peace. You were such an incredible man and you're truly unforgettable my love, my friend, my husband.

Your wife you watch over ❤️
Posted by Darlene Simpkins on August 22, 2021
Hey Clark 3 yrs wow feels like yesterday, I think of you everyday miss you. I love you.
Posted by Debby Poorboy on July 22, 2021
Hello Babe,

I just cant believe its the 22nd again, the days are flying by so fast. Today marks 2yrs and 11 months since the day you passed away. I think you would be proud of me but then again maybe a little hurt. I've tried to live as if you was coming home but the days tuned into months then to years. I waited so long for you to come back to me, I finally realized your not. The life I'm living is not healthy but its the only thing that I can control. I got a new job today, hopefully I wont get to much anxiety at this one. I wish you was here to help me control it like you always did. I miss you so much, no matter what I do in my day to day life you' are in my thoughts and I always carry you in my heart.

Ps, I love You ❤️
Posted by Kayla Garcia on June 22, 2021
2 years and 10 months ago today God called you home and yet I still don’t understand why. I have so many things I want to tell you and so many first experiences we missed out on together. My biggest regret is not going on a boat trip to fish with you. When you called me and told me you won the boat, you were so excited to take all your grand babies out on the water. And I let it pass by. Not a day goes by I don’t think about you and every little thing reminds me of you. I can’t wait for the day I get to smell your amazing cologne, hug you once again, and hear you tell me you love me. God I miss your hugs more than anything.

Love always, Kayla❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on June 22, 2021
Hello My Love,
Here it is the 22nd again and I'm having to face another month without you. Nothing in my life has gotten any easier, the problems that arise everyday sucks! I often wonder what I would say to you if I could just have one more day. Would I tell you all the news from home or would I ask you all about heaven? Would I tell you all the things left unsaid or the guilt and regrets that I carry still in my head? Would I want to know if you're okay or beg you to please come back to stay? Maybe I wouldn't say all that much and just reach out for one last touch. I really don't know what I would say to you but I sure do wish for that one more day!

Ps.I Love You ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on June 20, 2021
Clark,
Happy Heavenly Fathers Day

Ps, I love and miss you dearly ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on May 22, 2021
Clark,
The 22nd is upon me once again, seems like the months are just flying by. It’s been 2 years and 9 Months now since you passed away. This morning I woke up feeling lost and alone, I decided to check fb out and a poem popped up on news feed that brought tears to my eyes, it was as if you were talking to me. I’m gonna end my letter to you with the poem.

Ps. I love and miss you ❤️ 

“As I sit in heaven and watch you everyday I try to let you know with signs that I never went away. I hear you when your laughing and watch you as you sleep, I even place my arms around you to calm you as you weep. I see you wish the days away begging to have me home, so I try to send you signs so you know your not alone. Don't feel guilty because you have a life that was denied to me. Heaven is truly beautiful just you wait and see. So live your life, Laugh again, Enjoy yourself and be free. Then I know with every breath you take, you'll be taking one for me.”
Posted by Debby Poorboy on May 21, 2021
Hello my Angel,
Today is my Birthday but it’s just another day to me. I’m missing you so much, I can feel ya close around me and at times it’s like your holding me. My heart knows your here today, thank you for the best birthday present ever!

Ps. I love you ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on May 9, 2021
Hello my love,
You have been on my mind so much lately that I haven’t been able to sleep. They say over time it gets easier but it doesn’t, the memories of us have me all screwed up. It’s been over 2 years since you passed away and my heart still hurts for you. Today is Mother’s Day and thank goodness I’m at work so I don’t have to be home, where the walls are starting to closing in on me.

Ps. I love you ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on April 22, 2021
Hello my love!
Today is just another dreadful reminder that you are gone. It's been 2 years and 8 months since that awful night! I never dealt with your passing, I just pushed the pain deep down inside. I'm sure that's why I can't move on with my own life. Then again I don't know how to live for me because you were my life. I will always love you, if I had known that the last time I saw you walking out the door would've been my last. I would have hugged you a lot longer and said I loved you a lot louder. My heart knows that your gone, but my heart will never accept it.

Ps. I love you ❤️
Posted by Debby Poorboy on April 4, 2021
Happy Heavenly Easter My Love!
Posted by Debby Poorboy on March 22, 2021
I love and miss ya dearly babe!
It's been 2 years and 7 months now since you passed away. Your my angel in the sky, somedays I look up and say hello Clark. Everything is so different and it hasn't been the same around here. I always question and often wonder why you had to die. I keep you in my memories now since we've been apart. I'll always have a part of you locked safely in my heart.
Posted by Debby Poorboy on February 22, 2021
Clark.
You been in heaven now for 2 years and 6 months, and you're missed so very much. I often catch myself thinking about you and the years that have passed on by, also of the happiness and joy that was once shared by you and I. I often think of all the laughter, smiles and all the fun we had. Then before I know it, my tears have once again begun. Although it brings me some comfort to walk down memory lane, it reminds me how, without you, life has never, nor will it ever, be the same.

Ps. I love you to tears
Posted by Debby Poorboy on February 17, 2021
Missing You On Your Birthday

Clark,
Did you get a party up in heaven to celebrate today? Did the angels make a cake for you and sing Happy Birthday as you started out the day? Did you celebrate with past family members and ate till you were full? I truly hope the day was special and filled with lots of cheer. Your day was always special round here as we celebrated with so much laughter. I miss those special moments that we shared throughout the years. It's hard to find that on this day as my eyes fill with tears. I try hard to smile for you but ohhh that empty chair. I turn around and find myself still shocked that you're not there. Please know I'm thinking of you as I go throughout each day. This day is very special though because its your 57th birthday.

I love and miss you
Deb
Posted by Andrea Canales on February 17, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday to the best dad a girl could ask for! I love you and wish I could just have 5 more minutes with you to tell you all the things I never said and to get some advise on so many more things I still need guidance with. Jas and Coby miss you so much and we always reassure them of how much you love them, thank you for all the awesome pawpaw memories that they have they truly cherish each one! I know you are catching the big fish today enjoying every second of it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS!
Posted by Debby Poorboy on February 14, 2021
Happy Valentines Day To My Wonderful Husband In Heaven

Clark,
I miss the warmth of your gentle hug and the love I felt when my arms were wrapped around you. I miss seeing your smile and the sound of your voice saying Deb. I miss hearing you say "I LOVE YOU" and me saying "I LOVE YOU TOO" in return. I think about you always and I will never forget the love that we shared together. I'm sending kisses straight to you in heaven.

From:
Your wife you watch over ❤
Posted by Debby Poorboy on January 22, 2021
Clark,
I just can't believe that today marks 29 months since you went away. I still have not dealt with all the pain I carry inside from that horrible night. I pushed it way down deep inside but some days it creeps up and the sadness and tears start to flow. I wish I could smile and be happy again without pretending. There is not a day that goes by that you are not thought of, I'm sending up a great big hug and lots of kisses.

Ps. I love you to tears
Posted by Debby Poorboy on January 1, 2021
Happy New Years In Heaven

Clark,
I'm sending kisses and hugs to you up above

Ps. I love you babe
Posted by Debby Poorboy on December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas in heaven                                      

Well Clark, here I am spending this day again without you babe. It's so heartbreaking for me to realize that this is what I have to do for the rest of my life. Someday I will be with you and we'll Celebrate together. With each passing day I miss you so much more than the day before. Keep shining bright up there my love for when its's my time you can light the way.

Ps. I love you to tears
Posted by Debby Poorboy on December 22, 2020
Good morning babe,
Today you have been in heaven for 28 months now. Its still just so hard for my mind to really comprehend that you are no longer here with me. I still don't understand why it still seams like you passed away yesterday, the pain is still so fresh and unreal. How do people who lost love ones move on from a tragedy in their lives. I have to pretend to be happy all the time then I feel guilty for smiling, eating or gathering with people. I really would just like to be alone and not ever have to talk to no one, but I have to work so that's not logical, I guess that's what keeps me sane. Christmas and New Years are once again upon us, I really wish the year was already over I am not at all feeling cheerfully nor festive. Last year someone gave me a tree for you so this year I put up and decorated it in deer antlers. The skirt and topper is burlap, its really cute and I know you would have liked it. I miss you so very much and I sure could use one of those loving hugs you gave right about now.

Ps. I love you to tears
Posted by Debby Poorboy on November 26, 2020
Clark,
Today you celebrate your 3nd Thanksgiving in Heaven and I'm missing you so very much! I keep a candle burning in your memory everyday not just on Holidays. Babe your always in my heart and you'll will never be forgotten.

Ps. I will love you FOREVER!
Posted by Debby Poorboy on November 22, 2020
Clark,
Today you have been in heaven 27 months and no words I write can ever say how much I love and miss you babe. Especially with the holidays approaching, since you've been gone I haven't celebrated any. Oh how I wish you were here, I need one of your big bear hugs and to hear you say I'm gonna be okay and things will get better.

Ps. I'm sending you hugs and kisses
Posted by Debby Poorboy on October 22, 2020
Clark,
You've been in heaven 26 months now and I still dread for the 22nd day of each month to approach. To lose someone that I loved so much brings me pain beyond belief. There are no words that anyone can say that will ease that pain, sadness or grief. I've lost someone so close, wonderful and dear to my heart and soul. I think about you everyday and night and wish that you were near but although you have left this world you'll stay within my heart guiding me like an angel even though we are apart. For love is everlasting and so are my memories, I still listen to music loudly but the music that reaches the farthest into heaven is the beating of my Heart!

Your loving wife Debby
Posted by Debby Poorboy on October 10, 2020
On Our Wedding Anniversary

Clark,
Today we would have been celebrating our 40th Anniversary together. Instead I'm alone thinking about our life that once was. I remember the first day I met you, it didn't take long for us to become best friends. Little did I know that we would be together until life's end. I remember our first sunrise our first walk on the beach. The first time you ever held my hand my life completely changed. I remember our first "I love you" and when when we said "I do". I'm so thankful that god was gracious and sent me someone special as you. I remember the day you left me, my heart will never mend. We shared so much happiness in times of yesterday, and to say how much I miss you I could never find a way. I wish with all my heart that you were here with me, and we could share the laughter that there always used to be. Someday I know we'll meet again in another life elsewhere, and those special times we once again will share. 

Luv Ya,
Deb
Posted by Debby Poorboy on October 4, 2020
Hey Babe,

I'm missing you so much and It's been a long two years without you here with me. I still find myself waiting for you to come back home even though I know it's not so. I know your in heaven but If it's true that time's the only thing that's gonna heal my pain, then why hasn't God healed my heart. I wonder, would you be able to answer that question If you were still here. When I'm alone driving I talk to you as if you're sitting right next to me. With every bump I hear you say, Really Deb! I just smile and say Sorry Clark, like I always did. The days are long when I'm alone and I miss our late night till early morning talks. We could talk for hours and never run out of things to say. I miss your laugh your smile and those great hugs, they always made everything better. You were my best friend and I will love you till my dying day.

Ps. You will never ever be forgotten
Posted by Debby Poorboy on September 1, 2020
I Miss You! 

Clark.
You were taken from us much too soon. I think of you all the time and talk to you. What I wouldn't give to hear your voice, just one last time. I miss your laugh. I miss everything about you 

Ps. I love You
Posted by Wendy Trevino on August 22, 2020
Brother In Law,
I love and miss you deeply and as I
try and write my words my heart aches and eyes fill with tears cause I still cannot believe your not here.

I can still hear your voice and I know your away fishing with your dad and brother, but when I see you in my dreams I want to grab you tightly and bring you back with me. 

Love you Bubba
Posted by Kayla Garcia on August 22, 2020
Pawpaw,
These days never get easier but I know you're always watching over. It hit me like a bus when I started senior year and I couldn't talk to you, but the night before school you visited me in a dream. I graduated high school and I'm now starting college next week, and it still hasn't gotten easier but with you in my heart forever I know I can do anything I put my mind to. I'll be waiting for that dream Sunday night. I love you with my whole heart and more, I can't wait to see you again❤
Posted by Amber Poorboy on August 22, 2020
Two years have gone by, and while the wound has tried to heal, there are still bruises and scars that will be here forever. A hole that will never be filled.
I never expected this to happen — and not so soon. It blows my mind how fast two years have come and gone. Two years ago, I gained my guardian angel. I miss you more than words could ever describe. Every single day of every single moment it hurts without you here with me. Sometimes, it's almost crazy how sad and broken my heart feels missing you.
Posted by Debby Poorboy on August 22, 2020
On The 2nd Year Anniversary Of The Day You Went Away

Today is such a painful day full of sadness and grief for me. As I mourn the moment that you left recalling how life used to be. Loss has taught me so many things and now I face each day with happy memories to help me on my way. Though I'm full of sadness that you're no longer here your influence still guides me and I can feel you near. You were someone very special who left your mark on so many lives. Things just haven't been the same since the day you closed your tired eyes. The bond we shared will never end even though were apart. I find comfort in the memories that are deep within my heart. I miss you more than words can say, the world lost someone very dear on the day you went away.

Love Always,
From your wife you watch over
from your world above
Posted by Debby Poorboy on August 19, 2020
Clark.
I'm writing this letter to you up above to tell you how much I miss you with all my heart and love. I still do not understand why you had to go, it just wasn't fair. I was left here with sorrow, sometimes to much to bare. I wish so much to see you or feel your touch just one more time. I hear your voice everyday with a push of a button on a bears hand saying " I love you babe". I sometimes hear you whisper inside my thoughts, at times I can feel you around me. I know you live on through those lives you have touched. I know someday i'll see you again. In my heart i'll hold you close and keep you safe. Until then, keep sending me signs. Your always remembered and will always will be loved.

From your wife you watch over
from your world above
Posted by Debby Poorboy on July 22, 2020
Clark.
Today you have been in heaven 23 months. Though we were separated by death my Memories of you will never fade. They will remain in a sacred space found in the center of my heart forever. Loving someone as special as you has left my heart aching, no words can describe all the grief and pain. I'd give all that I have just to see you again. Your with the angels now so i'll have to wait but we'll meet again babe at heaven's gate. May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in you ear. How much I love and miss you and wish that you were here.

Deb
Posted by Debby Poorboy on July 4, 2020
Happy heavenly 4th of July babe. You are always, always in my heart and thoughts. I hope you enjoyed the fireworks from heaven. I'm sending sparkles of love and kisses to you. I wish that I could just call you. I love and miss ya, please watch over me.

Ps. You will never ever be forgotten
Posted by Debby Poorboy on June 22, 2020
Today marks 22 months that you've been gone, it still hasn't gotten any easier for me living without you. I still carry the pain in my heart of you not being here with me. The hardest part of each day is pretending i'm okay. It's so easy to just stay in bed and wish the years would just hurry and pass on by. There are still times that I've had to make myself get up, some days I can hear you saying "Deb get up lets go!" There have been times I say "Clark where are we going?" I smile shake my head and get up, thank you babe for staying by my side.

Ps. I miss you so much
Posted by Debby Poorboy on June 21, 2020
In Loving Memory On Fathers Day

Babe,
You meant so much and was loved by all who knew you, left behind was a trail of tears and precious memories too. I loved the sunshine in your smile and kindness in your heart, but heaven saw that you was tired which meant we had to part. Now that it's your special day, dear angels hear my prayer. Please guard Clark with your gentle wings and tend to him with great care. He was someone wonderful and words just can't convey how much I wish that he was here, once more with me today.
Posted by Debby Poorboy on May 22, 2020
Today A Special Husband who's Been In Heaven 21 months

Clark,
When god was making husbands as far as I can see, he made a special soulmate especially for me. He made a perfect gentleman, compassionate and kind, with more love and affection that I could ever wish to find. He gave you my darling husband a heart of solid gold, you gave me wonderful memories only my heart can hold. Clark you was someone I could talk to that no one can replace, you was someone I could laugh with till tears ran down my face. Next time we meet we will be at heavens door, when I see you standing there I wont cry anymore. I will put my arms around you and kiss your smiling face, then the pieces of my broken heart will fall back into place.

Ps. I miss you so much babe xoxo
Posted by Debby Poorboy on May 14, 2020
Hello My Love

I haven't been sleeping very well lately and today I woke up with a pain in my heart. Mother's Day has came and gone and without you here of course it wasn't the same. Matter of fact nothings the same, I have an emptiness inside of me that I don't know how to even begin to fill. When I look at pictures of you I wish I could jump in there with you. I miss you so much that when I dream of you I want to hug you so tight and not let go. I once read that every so often our loved ones will open the door from heaven and visit in our dreams, Just to say hello and to remind us they're still here, just in a different way. My mind still talks to you and my heart still looks for you, but my soul knows you're at peace.

Ps. I love you to tears
Posted by Amber Poorboy on April 23, 2020
Dad to say it’s been 1 year and 8 months since you have been gone is crazy to me. I still don’t believe it, but I don’t miss you today because it’s The 22nd I miss you today because I ALWAYS do. 
A square on the calendar isn’t the hard part; The hard part is all of the other things on all of the other days that you aren’t around for. I wish you were here, I’ll never stop wishing that . . . but I don’t need a specific date on the calendar to remember you. I’ll think of you today just as I thought of you yesterday and will again tomorrow and for the rest of my life. Words can’t explain how much I miss you. I love you so much
Posted by Debby Poorboy on April 22, 2020
Hey Babe,
Today you have been in heaven 20 months. I wish that I could visit for a day then maybe the pain in my heart would go away. I would put my arms around you and say how living life without you is the hardest thing to do. No matter how I spend my day no matter what I do not a minute goes by that I don't think of you

Ps. I miss and love you to tears
Posted by Debby Poorboy on April 13, 2020
Clark,
I missed you today and I will miss you tomorrow. With tears in my eyes and a heart full of sorrow. I hold on to the memories of the great times we had. I grieve for what I lost but am so grateful for what I had.

Ps. I love you to tears
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Posted by Debby Poorboy on April 17, 2022
Happy Easter In Heaven My Angel

You are no longer with me, but you’re always in my heart. Your were a blessing in my life. I love and miss you today and always.

Ps. Until we meet again ❤️
Posted by Darlene Simpkins on February 18, 2022
Hey I love you I've been thinking about you a lot, I know you won't be having a Birthday in heaven cause you will be forever young. love you
Posted by Debby Poorboy on February 17, 2022
Happy 58th Heavenly Birthday

Time slips by and life goes on, but from my heart you're never gone. I always think and talk about you too. I have so many memories but I wish I still had YOU! I'm sending up lots of hugs and kisses ...

Ps. I love You ❤️
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Clark Linn Poorboy came into this world on February 17, 1964 , in Channelview , Texas. It was on this day that he blessed the lives of his parents Albert Poorboy and Joyce Donaho Poorboy. After 54 years of blessing his family and friends, Clark was called to heaven and passed away on August 22, 2018. Clark is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Poorboy, Brother George Poorboy, also his maternal and paternal grandparents and Nephew Jesse Heilig. He is survived by his Loving wife Debby, Daugthers: Andrea Canales and husband Daniel, Annette Poorboy and Husband Bryan Williams and Amber Poorboy. Grandchildren: Kayla Garcia, Jasmine and Coby Canales, Bryan, Kaitlyn and Brayden Williams. Brother: Gregg Poorboy and Wife Donna, Sisters: Sherry Ferri and Husband Jeff, Darlene Simpkins and Husband Larry. Also survived by Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

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Johnston's Sportfishing Trip

Shared by Debby Poorboy on April 18, 2019

On June 6, 2010, Scott Macon group (Clark Second from the left) got on board Ann’s Dream. Capt. Ann and her guest went 30 miles from Freeport out in the Gulf and landed some nice Ling. One was 65 pounds that was caught on 30lb. test. It took about 30 minutes to bring it in. The Snapper, King and Ling were certainly in abundance, the conditions were absolutely wonderful for some good fishing. 

Austin Industrial changes tower during outage at Equistar

Shared by Debby Poorboy on March 18, 2019

(Published 2004 in the SPAN, a publication for the Employee - Owners of Austin Industrial)

The Lyondell/Equistar and Austin Industrial Construction Group played an important role in the installation of a new tower section in the BT unit at the Channelview Equistar site. The construction group's role was to create all lifting plans, coordinate and arrange crane rental, and dismantle all piping and electrical connections, During the initial phases of the BT outage, this project was the critical path for the unit start-up. "This was initially viewed as a difficult project, but it matured into one that, when executed, provided great results"  said Pat Ganster, the Lyondell and Equistar construction coordinator. This project was completed safetly, quickly and cost effectively, indicating the level of commitment on the part of everyone who worked on it. On behalf of the Plant Projects Group, I would like to extend my appreciation and congratulations to all involved in achieving our success with their part in Engineering, planning and Scheduling Craft Construction, Construction Management,  Support Services, and the assistance of the BT Unit personal" Two key Austin employee-owners were cited as being standouts during the execution of the tower replacement - Clark Poorboy, structural/rigging general forman, and Darryl Matherne, general superintendent. Clark Poorboy was the key point of contact for the Austin Construction Group. He served as the coordinating point for the group's efforts. He was also heavily involved in meeting the client's needs. "Thanks to the crews of Steven Yorek, Ronnie Hutchins. and steve Allen for a job well done," said Clark Poorboy

Horseshoe Tournament

Shared by Debby Poorboy on March 18, 2019

(Published in the HORIZONS, a publication for the Employee - Owners of Austin Industrial)

On June 28, 1997 Austin Industrial held it's annual Employee-Owner picnic. One of the festivities was a horseshoe tournament with first, second and third place winners. The "River Rats" took first place, team members Clark Poorboy (First from left) and Warren Strickhausen.