Poole, Jennings

Poole, Jennings, USAF

March 10, 1928 – July 20, 2013

Rev. Jennings Poole, 85, died July 20, 2013 at his residence in Bude, MS. He was born March 10, 1928 in Brookhaven, MS. He was the son of Taylor Anderson and Bonnie Laird Poole.

He was a retired Methodist minister having served 22 ½ years at Bude United Methodist Church and was former pastor of Greendale United Methodist Church.

He worked for a number of years as a cameraman and co-host of Coffee with Judy and held daily devotions on WLBT-TV. He was also a rehabilitation counselor for Royal Maid Industries for the Blind in Hazelhurst. Rev. Poole was a professional photographer, and was well known as a woodcrafter and artist having had his drawings displayed in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served as a helicopter mechanic and instructor. Rev. Poole’s main objection in life was to “draw people to Christ”.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tommy Poole and a sister, Louise Nobles.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sara Moore Poole of Bude; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Juanita Poole of Meadville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Randy Impson of Monroe, MS and Sandy and David Hester of Meadville; one brother, Lynn Poole of Gloster; two sisters, Cleo Huff of Meadville and Tera Fitzgerald of Pensacola; two very special friends, Toy Palmer and Maggie Wilson; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Poole, Grady Fleming, Rex Sullivan, Richard Freeman, Vince Woodcock, Bowmar McGehee, Victor Neal Havard and Gregory Scott Havard. Honorary pallbearers will be Mayes McGehee, Max Graves, Wayne Halford, Kenneth Kent and the Men of Greendale United Methodist Church.

Visitation is Sunday at Bude United Methodist Church from 5PM until 8PM and Monday from 1PM until services at 2PM with Rev. Glen Martin, Rev. Randy Youngblood, Rev. Larry Wallace and Rev. Laurie Raborn officiating. Burial will be in Hollywood cemetery.

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