Tommy Allen Poole

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Tommy Allen Poole, 57, of Columbia, passed from this life on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights following a lengthy illness.

He was born June 23, 1962 at Olla.

Tommy was a diesel mechanic but could weld and do most anything he set his mind to. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and telling a good story. He was a huge football fan. He loved to cheer-on his favorite teams -  the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, west of Columbia, with Rev. Jack McKeithen officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Poole; and his mother, Sherlene Rodgers Herrington.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Casey Poole (Jessie); daughter, Megan Poole; brothers: Charles Poole (Debbie), Gary Poole, Steve Briscoe (Reba) and Paul Briscoe (Dee); sisters: Dianne Childress (Tony) and Janey Poole Trahan; step-mother, Mary Poole; aunt, Ellie Huddleston; uncle, Drexell Rodgers (Pat) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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