Dudley Poole

Dudley Poole, 73, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at his home.

A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2020, at Sharon Cemetery, Mt. Gilead, with military honors, officiated by Tony Sedberry. 

Born July 11, 1947 in Montgomery County, he was a son of the late Lex Poole and the late Stella Kelly Poole.  Dudley was a U.S. veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. He was an expert gunsmith, avid fisherman, loved to farm and was a jack-of-all-trades.

He is survived by three sisters, Clara Ruth Brigman (Jimmy) of Rockingham, Viola Ewing (George) of Rockingham and Vonnie Kaye Helms (Stephan) of Mt. Gilead; four brothers, Edward Lee Poole (Gathy) of Norwood, Chester Poole of Candor, Harold David Poole of Tabor City and Melvin Bruce Poole (Kaye) of Oakboro; two brothers-in-law, Don Blake and Grady Goforth; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Mae Blake and Alvis P. Goforth.

Memorials may be made to Operation North State, 151 Windemere Court, Winston Salem, NC 27127.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.bumgarnerfunerals.com