Rev. Marvin Joel Poole Sr., age 89, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020. Rev. Poole was born on April 2, 1930 in Blue Ridge. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a retiree of General Motors in the trim department. He was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle of McCaysville, GA. Rev. Pool was an avid hunter, along with his wife, loved Atlanta Braves Baseball, and thoroughly enjoyed country living.
He is survived by his wife Joanne (Deal) Poole; sons, Marvin J. “Joey” Poole Jr., Harold Reed Poole, Lenard Harvey Poole, and Johnny Lynn Poole; one daughter, Linda Diane Williams; and brothers, Dennis Poole, and Delana Poole.
Funeral services were Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel of Blue Ridge with Rev. Scott Baugh and Rev. Delmar Davenport officiating. Eulogy was by Sondra Johnson. Music was by the Gospel Tabernacle of McCaysville. Pallbearers were Jeff Queen, Chris Queen, James Lee Whitener, Charlie Baugh, Rodney Patterson and Mann Patterson. Honorary Pallbearers were Donnie Davenport, Kenny Queen and Benny Ensley. Interment followed in the Barnes Chapel Baptist Cemetery with military honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the family online at akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements