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J.C. Poole, age 95, of Oliver Springs, passed away January 25, 2021. He was born in Cardiff (Roane County), Tennessee January 5, 1926. He was a member of the Jonesville Methodist Church in Oliver Springs, the Southgate Masonic Lodge # 569 in Harriman, Tennessee, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6598 in Harriman, Tennessee. Mr. Poole was a retired Steamfitter with the U.S. Department of Energy and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a builder his entire life, building many houses and structures including the former “Archie’s Drive-In” in Harriman. He was also an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. He was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas Young “T.Y.” Poole and Mollie Bowling Poole; former wife: Calma June Simcox; daughter: Sheila Poole; brothers: Morgan Poole, Clyde Poole, and Alvin Poole; sister: Vernie Mayton; and lifelong friend: Lyle Lindsey. Survivors include sons & daughter-in-law: John & Janice Poole of Harriman and Thomas Poole of Harriman; grandchildren: Sara Poole of Stanley, North Carolina and Molly Poole of Knoxville; great-grandchildren: Clara and Nora; and several other relatives and friends. Family and friends will meet Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood for graveside services and interment. Masks will be required for those in attendance. Obituary by Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.

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