HENDERSON, Ky. - James (Buddy) Poole departed this life at 8:25am on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Henderson, KY.

Buddy Poole was originally from Robards, KY. He left western KY at an early age to begin a career in the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. In a career spanning nearly 50 years he held various positions with oil and gas drilling and energy related companies in West Virginia and Virginia. His most recent position was owner / operator of J. H. Poole Construction Company located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Before returning home to western KY in 2008 he served as a member of the Virginia Oil and Gas Association, Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, KY Oil and Gas Association and Tennessee Oil and Gas Association. Buddy had a keen expertise of equipment and a love of the outdoors. He had a unique way of bringing both together.

Buddy Poole was preceded in death by his Father, Warren Poole; his Mother, Lucille Poole; and four brothers, Mims, Charles, Robert and Ray.

His survivors include Son, J. Michael Poole of Charleston, West Virginia; Daughter, Miranda J. Cohen along with Son in Law, Brad R. Cohen M.D.; and Grandchildren, Carla and Carrie all from Nashville, Tennessee.

Also surviving Buddy was his Brother, Joseph Leroy Poole from Henderson, KY, and his Sisters, Martha Helen Harris from Owensboro, KY; Dorothy Bennett from Beaver Dam, KY; Hallie Denton from Robards, KY; and Mary Nell Hobgood of Sebree, KY; and his Sister In Law Brenda Poole from Evansville, Indiana.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Buddy Poole's life from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 27th at Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson, KY. Funeral services will then be held at 6:00pm. Entombment will follow at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.

All arrangements are entrusted to Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson, KY.

Online condolences may be made at www.tappfh.com

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