JOHN WESLEY “BUDDY” POOL May 9, 1930-April 12, 2018 (age 87)

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John Wesley “Buddy” Pool, age 87, of Harrisburg, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on May 9, 1930 in Eldorado, Illinois, the son of the late Bob and Edith (Marler) Pool.

Mr. Pool is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Harrawood Pool.  He is also survived by daughters, Becky Spurlock and husband David and Janie Jackson and husband Aaron; four grandchildren: Alexis Hunziker and husband Billy, Joey Jackson and wife Katie, Amy Mings and husband Mat, and Sara Spurlock; four great grandchildren: Viviana and Gianna Rose Mings, Oliver Jackson, and Alexander Wesley Hunziker.  He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Raymond Harrawood and wife Beryl, Ron Harrawood and wife Paula, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred Benefield and Judy Pool.

Mr. Pool proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1954.  For 62 years, he was in the automobile business.  He was the owner of Pool Pontiac Buick and Buddy Pool Motors.  He was a dealer for Pontiac, Buick, Rambler, AMC, Chevrolet, and Jeep, and sold new and used vehicles. He was a member of the McKinley Avenue Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years.  He will be remembered as a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Interment was at Lindale Cemetery where a private graveside service was held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 with the Rev. Ron Reed officiating.  Reed Funeral Chapel of Harrisburg, Illinois was in charge of the arrangements.


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