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“I didn't really know him, but had his daughter in my class in Elkview, WV. Great student and person. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sam Hays - Leesville, SC

“We were so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing ..We remember him as a special individual who had many talents and was always a great friend..Our...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Frank Showalter - timberville, VA

“Mike, We're very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know he was very special to you. God bless you and your family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Drew and Jenny Waggener - WV

“Sometimes there are no words that can reveal the feelings of the heart, please accept our deepest thoughts of you during this time. May you find...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Belinda (Poole) Rotkvich - IL

“Mike & family, Our thoughts and prayers for your loss. Gary & Employees of PSC ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Gary Bowers - Waynesburg, PA

“Mike & Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your father. May God bless and comfort you and your family. Prayers going up for you. Rick &...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Hull - Wise, VA - Friend

“Mike, I am terribly sorry for you and your families loss of your father. I'm sending prayers and sympathy your way. God bless. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: RikkiLynn Hull - Coeburn, VA

“Mike & Miranda, Beth and I are sorry to here of your Dad's passing. Please accept our heart felt prayers in your time of sorrow. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tom & Beth White - Dunbar, WV

“Special thoughts and prayers to Buddy's family. I had the priviledge of meeeting and working with Buddy several years ago. He was a genuine and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Wade Sites - Elkton, VA - friend

“Mike & Family: What a great loss, I have been setting here and remembering the times and years I had worked with your dad, he was always good to me...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Don Hatfield

“Dear Mike and Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. Frank ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Frank DeBerry - Snowshoe, WV

“Leroy (and Betty), Hallie and family, I am so sory for your loss. May your sweet memories and strong faith get you through this difficult time. ...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Paula Blue - Henderson, KY


James Hughes "Buddy" Poole

James "Buddy" Poole departed this life at 8:25am on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Henderson, Kentucky.

Buddy Poole was originally from Robards, Kentucky. He left western Kentucky at an early age to begin a career in the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. In a career spanning nearly 50 years he held various positions with oil and gas drilling and energy related companies in West Virginia and Virginia. His most recent position was owner / operator of J. H. Poole Construction Company located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Before returning home to western Kentucky in 2008 he served as a member of the Virginia Oil and Gas Association, Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Kentucky Oil and Gas Association and Tennessee Oil and Gas Association. Buddy had a keen expertise of equipment and a love of the outdoors. He had a unique way of bringing both together.

Buddy Poole was preceded in death by his Father, Warren Poole; his Mother, Lucille Poole; and four brothers, Mims, Charles, Robert and Ray.

His survivors include Son, J. Michael Poole of Charleston, West Virginia; Daughter, Miranda J. Cohen along with Son in Law, Brad R. Cohen M.D.; and Grandchildren, Carla and Carrie all from Nashville, Tennessee.

Also surviving Buddy was his Brother, Joseph Leroy Poole from Henderson, Kentucky, and his Sisters, Martha Helen Harris from Owensboro, Kentucky; Dorothy Bennett from Beaver Dam, Kentucky; Hallie Denton from Robards, Kentucky; and Mary Nell Hobgood of Sebree, Kentucky; and his Sister In Law Brenda Poole from Evansville, Indiana.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Buddy Poole's life from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 27th at Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson, Kentucky. Funeral services will then be held at 6:00pm, Rev. Hal Branson officiating. Entombment will follow at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.

All arrangements are entrusted to Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson, Kentucky.

Online condolences may be made at www.tappfh.com

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