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TUNNEL HILL — Frankie Lee Poole, 61, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Frankie was born July 5, 1957, in Union County, to Manford and Rosanna (Schierbaum) Poole.

He married Penny Cathey on Dec. 26, 2001, in Tunnel Hill.

Frankie was a member of the NRA and worked for Robinson Construction in Perryville, Missouri.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing and he loved his flashlight.

Survivors include wife, Penny Poole of Tunnel Hill; children, Amanda Gibson and husband, Kevin, of Tunnel Hill, Erica Stiff and husband, Carl 'CC' of Tunnel Hill, Adam Poole of Marion, Joseph Harris and wife, Michaela, of Metropolis; mother, Rosanne Poole of Tunnel Hill; brother, Robert Poole and special friend, Marsha Cantrell, of Tunnel Hill; sister, Jennifer Walker and husband, Jerrod; 14 grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Manford Eugene Poole; brother, Donald Eugene Poole; niece, Lillian Rose Walker and stepfather, Ron Doerge.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with the Rev. Andy Lee officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Inclusion-Body Myositis and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.

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