In Memory of

Edward

Eugene

"Gene"

Poole

Obituary for Rev. Edward Eugene "Gene" Poole

Rev. Edward Eugene “Gene” Poole, age 94, of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Born on June 3, 1927 in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Garnet Harlon and Edna Gillespie Poole. Mr. Poole was a master watchmaker and jeweler for 50 years and pastored part time. He enjoyed racing and was a professional race car driver. Mr. Poole proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy “Dot” Ruth Beaty Poole and his brother, Harlon Poole Sisk.

Surviving are his sons, Tom Poole and spouse, Marcus Young of Honolulu, HI and Rick Poole of Waipahu, HI; daughter, Renee Letourneau of Cornelia; grandson, Riverson Poole of Waipahu, HI; great-grandchildren, Hayven, Aveyah and Ezra; many other family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Monday, January 10, 2022, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. James Gunn and Rev. David Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the service hour on Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Cornelia, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, Georgia 30531.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.