Posted: Fri 6:49 PM, Jun 28, 2013
Funeral Home: Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna
William Rudolph "Rudy" Poole age 76 of Vienna passed away June 26, 2013 at McLeod Hospital in Florence, South Carolina. He was born February 1, 1937 in Elkins, W.Va. a son of the late Lawrence H. and Myrtle Stewart Poole.
He was a graduate of Lost Creek High School and earned a four year basketball scholarship to Glenville State College to do his under graduate work , along with playing basketball. He still holds the all time leading scoring record to this day for Glenville State. After his four years at Glenville he went on to Notre Dame University to obtain his Masters Degree and retired from E.I. DuPont as a computer analyst.
Rudy loved the game of basketball, he also loved coaching his sons baseball and basketball teams and loved spending time with his family and friends. Rudy was a member of the Vienna Baptist Church where he served in many areas of the church.
He is survived by two daughters; Chata ( Jonathan) Seymour of Destin, Florida and Tara (Dave) Snyder of Monroe, North Carolina; two sons Jeff (Becky) Poole of Florence, South Carolina and Wesley (Telma) Poole of Vienna, W.Va.; six grandchildren Monie Clifton, Jacob Poole, Caleb Poole, Maggie Haithcock, Elizabeth Poole and Lauryn Poole and three great-grandchildren; Jazmin Lee, Parker Mazhari and Olive Mazhari and a sister Judy Shahan of Huron, Oh.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lue Wheeler Poole in 2012 and a granddaughter Yamima Lee and a brother Bobby Poole.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home 3005 Grand Central Ave. Vienna, W.Va. with Pastor Bill Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Parkersburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.