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Australia Poole

June 5, 1942 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Australia Poole age 79, of East High St., Springfield, died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born June 5, 1942 in Roxboro, North Carolina, he was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Poole Sr. and Georgeanna Banks Poole, two sons, LaBryant and Labrent Poole, two brothers, Jimmy and George Thomas Poole and two sisters, Eula Mae Street and Brenda Moses.

He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Vietnam conflict and served from December 1963 until November 1974, was a member of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion church where he served as a Preacher's Steward, and was manager of Safari car wash in Springfield and On the Spot in Lebanon.

He is survived by two sons, LaBronze Poole and Chad (Kendrah) Hamilton of Springfield, three daughters, Jackie (Richard) Harris of Decatur, Georgia, LaTonja Keene and Roxanna Hamilton of Springfield, three brothers, Floyd Poole Jr. and Vestal (Christa) Poole both of Whitesville, North Carolina and Robert Poole of Durham, North Carolina, and a sister Hattie Lee (Sumpter) Johnson of Laurelton, New York. He is also survived by 5 step children, 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews also survive.  Also surviving is a special companion of 43 years Mildred Hamilton.

Funeral services for Australia Poole will be conducted at 12:30 pm Friday, January 14, 2022 at River of Life Community Church, 1250 KY-555, Springfield with Rev. Yolanda Michelle Washington and Rev. Roland Puryear officiating.  Burial will be in Lebanon National Cemetery with military honors by Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be Pat Trigg, Donald and Steve Thompson, Cedrik Hagan, Patrick Harris, Ja'ven Adams, LaTavian Hamilton and Greg Hamilton.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Golden Link Masonic Lodge 155.

Visitation will be at River of Life Community Church, 1250 KY-555 from 11:00 am till time of service at 12:30 pm Friday.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
River of Life Church
1255 Hwy 555
Springfield, KY 40069

Funeral Service
Friday
January 14, 2022

12:30 PM
River of Life Church
1255 Hwy 555
Springfield, KY 40069

Burial With Military Honors
Friday
January 14, 2022

Lebanon National Cemetery
20 Hwy 208
Lebanon, KY 40033

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