Gary Poole

VERSAILLES — Gary Stephen Poole, 67, husband of Brenda L. Campbell Poole, died Friday, Aug. 8.

Born in Dawson Springs, he was a son of the late Clyde and Nina Mae Lisanby Poole. Gary had obtained a master’s degree in engineering from UK and was a retired Civil Engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran serving 1970-72, was a member of the American Legion, the UK Alumni Assoc., the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a strong supporter and donor of the Kentucky Blood Center. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lori Campbell (Tracy Jarvis) Poole, and a son, Brandon Poole, both of Versailles; four sisters, Sue Monks, Connie (Elmo) Littlejohn, Brenda (Buddy Johnson) Wallace, all of Dawson Springs and Donna (Jerry) P’Pool of Ill.; a sister-in-law, Loretta “Sibby” Poole of Dawson Springs; and his mother-in-law, Charlotte Campbell of Versailles.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Dearing and two brothers, Arnold and Randy Poole.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.  Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Brandon officiating. 

Memorials are suggested to the Woodford Humane Society, the American Lung Association or the Dawson Springs Educational Foundation, 118 E. Arcadia Ave., Dawson Springs, Ky. 42408.  He will be greatly missed. Guestbook available online at

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