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PRINCETON Willard Daniel Poole, 85, of Princeton, died peacefully, Saturday, October 14, 2017. .
Born, August 15, 1932 in Princeton, he was the son of the late Ervin and Dorothy Jones Poole.
Willard loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the Rogers Street Community Church where he and his brother Jack sang together for 53 years for revivals, funerals and gatherings.
Willard served his country and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and was a retired coal miner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Phyllis Marie Skeens Poole, one daughter, Sarena Mitchem, one grandson, Eric Stupalsky, son-in-law, Steve Collins, four brothers, Cletus, Claude, Ervin, Jr., and Ted Poole, and one sister, Ruby Poole.
Survivors include his four loving daughters, Beautina Martin and her husband Gene, Teresa Collins, Robin Pruett and Vivian Poole; Four grandsons, Danny Blankenship, Trevor Pruett, Tyler Pruett and Eric Hill; Three granddaughters, Ashley Hill, Felicia Collins and Danielle Collins; Two great-granddaughters, Jaden Bailey and Emily Hill; Three great-grandsons, Danny Lee Blankenship, III, Devon Blankenship and Braden Bowling; One great-great-grandson, Danny Lee Blankenship, IV; One brother, Jack Poole and wife Betty Poole; One sister, Faye East and husband Randall both of Princeton; Several nieces, nephews, friends and church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Gene Pennington and Sherman Duncan officiating. Burial will follow with military graveside rites provided by the Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard in the Poole Family Cemetery, Princeton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
The family would like to express their thanks to Willard's daughter Vivian, his sister, Faye and Amedisys Hospice for their compassion and care.
The Poole family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on October 16, 2017
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