Truman Porter Poole Jr., 79
Passed Away: 11/16/2012
POOLE, TRUMAN PORTER JR. of Buford, GA passed away on November 16, 2012, at the age of 79, after a long battle with atypical Parkinson’s Disease.
Truman is preceded in death by his parents Truman Porter Poole, Sr. and Helen Hudnall Bullard Poole of Atlanta, GA.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Burroughs Poole, son, Truman Porter Poole, III and daughter-in-law Leslie Jolley Poole, Cumming, GA; daughter, Laura Poole Hess and son-in-law James E. Hess, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Meagan Elizabeth Hess, Morgan Nicole Hess, Natalie Marisa Poole and Alexander Mitchell Poole; twin brother, Norman E. Poole and sister-in-law Marilyn Jones Poole, Conyers, GA as well as sister-in-law Nelda Burroughs Johnson and brother-in-law, Herman Lee Johnson, Albertville, AL and brother-in-law, Jack Wesley Burroughs, Franklin, TN and many nieces and nephews.
Truman was born in Atlanta, GA but spent his childhood in Tifton, GA. At age 13, his father was transferred to Columbus, GA. After graduating from Columbus High, he attended Auburn University where he received a degree in Business Administration. He went into U. S. Army Finance Corp for two years. He returned to Atlanta to begin his working career with Life of Georgia (now known as ING) for 32 years, retiring in 1992.
Truman was a Christian, ordained as a deacon at Mountain Park 1st Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA where he was a member for about 25 years. After living in Lilburn, GA for 25 years, he and Nancy then moved to Buford, GA in 1997 to help take care of grandchildren. He and Nancy are members of First Baptist Church of Buford where he was a greeter until he was unable to walk and stand easily.
Truman loved his family, music and he loved his Auburn Tigers – attending games for 25 years.
Many thanks to neighbors at Villas at Friendship Corners, Compassionate Care Hospice of Atlanta, First Baptist Church family, and to caregivers that helped care for him. Many thanks also to family and friends for all their prayers, cards, food, love and support.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cure PSP.org, Parkinson Support Group at St. Paul Methodist Church, Gainesville, GA, Compassionate Care Hospice Atlanta, GA, or First Baptist Church of Buford, GA.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.
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