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Charles Gary Poole

May 2, 1957 — January 19, 2024


Funeral services for Buddy Poole will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 22, 2024 at Cornerstone Apostolic Church in Summerville, La with Bro. David Poole officiating and Dan McClure assisting with interment following in Squires Cemetery under directions from Riser Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Riser Funeral Home in Olla, La., Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Charles Gary Poole was born May 2, 1957 in Columbia, Louisiana to the union of his parents, Ernest Lavere Poole and Kate Lena Roark Poole and passed from this life January 19, 2024 at his residence. Buddy was a down to earth funny guy that worked hard and loved to pick and carry on. He started Charles Poole Hauling Contractors Inc. with one truck.That one truck made eight loads (then the motor blew) but he didn't give up, he just worked through it and make a successful business for twenty-seven years. Buddy served on the LaSalle Parish Police Jury from 2005 to 2020, loved God, his family (especially Hunter and Hadley), and his friends. After buddy's health got worse he enjoyed the friends that stopped by to reminisce about old times after he couldn't work anymore. Buddy was an avid hunter, a Harley rider, and a pool shark. Buddy's CB handle was "Dough Boy"  but he quickly got a new handle after retirement. He was known as a "cheater" to his fellow Rook players. Buddy will be missed but the memories made will last forever. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Alford Poole, Enoch Poole, Bennie Poole, Clifford Poole; sisters: Nelda Mitchan, Kay Wells, and Ineta Brodnax. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of fifty years, Judy Franklin Poole; son, Bradley Poole (Shelley); his grandchildren, Hunter and Hadley Poole; brother, Billy Poole; sisters: Jakki Richardson, Beth Coleman, and Sissy Beckley.

Pallbearers include Warren Roshto, Bruce Roshto, Jared Richardson, Brandon Cahoon, Peanut Coleman, and Trey Havens. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Poole, Dick Zeagler, Kenneth Gremillion, Roger Adams, Kevin Poole, Bobby Poole, Kerry Franklin, Donnie Richardson, Eddie Coolman, Speedy Poole, Robert Havens, Milton Tannehill, and Pete Adams.

Information for people traveling.

The bridge on Hwy 503 is out, so take the Rosefield Road in Olla.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, January 21, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Riser Funeral Home - Olla

4823 US Hwy 165, Olla, LA 71465

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cornerstone Apostolic Church

320 Hwy 503, OLLA, LA 71465

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Monday, January 22, 2024

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Squires Cemetery

Hwy 127, olla, LA 71465

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