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Maxie Eugene Poole

August 12, 1932 — January 4, 2022

Maxie Eugene Poole

Mr. Maxie Eugene “Max” Poole, 89, of Atlanta, died at his home on January 4, 2022.

Mr. Poole was born in Lula, Ga on August 12, 1932, son of the late Thomas Claude Poole,Sr. and Ruby Hortense Coffee Poole. He was a 1949 graduate of Lula High School and a 1954 graduate of Berry College where he received a BS degree in the arts. Following college graduation, Mr. Poole was drafted by the U.S. Army where he served two years in Korea. He worked for a short stint for the Georgia Forestry Commission after his military service before gaining employment at Georgia Service Administration, from which he retired after 33 years of service.

During his retirement, Max worked as a real estate agent for Sullivan’s Properties as well as co-owned a painting company. Max and Betty Poole have been active members of Embry Hills United Methodist Church for many years. In his spare time, Max enjoyed playing golf, gardening, fixing everything he could get his hands on, bowling, crappie fishing on Lake Lanier, and was an avid runner.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Taylor Poole; son, Bobby Poole and Tracey Edwards Poole of California; brother, Wayne Poole of Lula; grandchildren: Mackenzie Poole, Reese Poole, Taylor Juretic, and Ramsay Juretic; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Brian Poole; and siblings: Gussie Scott, Joel Poole, Clara Crumpler, and T.C. Poole, Jr.

Per Max Poole’s request, a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 11, at 2:00pm at Elmhurst Cemetery, 400 N. Oliver St, Elberton GA 30635

Contributions may be made in his memory to New Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Elberton, GA or Embry Hills United Methodist Church, Atlanta GA.

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Berry Funeral Home of Elberton is in charge of arrangements.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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