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Willie Poole Jr., truck driver, veteran
March 27, 1930 -- March 2, 2006

Willie Poole Jr., a veteran of the Korean War and former truck driver, was buried in West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery after services last Saturday in Memphis.

Mr. Poole died March 2 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo after a long illness. He was 75.

A native of Moscow, Tenn., he was seriously wounded while serving with the Army in the Korean War and spent years recovering.

He moved to Buffalo in 1956 and worked as a truck driver and later as a dishwasher in the Radisson Hotel in Cheektowaga.

He loved to hunt, fish and travel.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Mary Stover; three sons, Darryl of Phoenix, Gregory of Memphis and Eric of Buffalo; a daughter, Rose Marie of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Erma Lee Poole Crawford and Cassell Poole Watson, both of Memphis; and four grandchildren.

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