BATESBURG - Graveside services for Lester L. Poole, 81, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday at Samaria Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Samaria Baptist Church, 6560 Fairview Road, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006 or to the charity of one's choice.

Mr. Poole passed away on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Duffie and Emmalee Cotton Poole. Mr. Poole was a member of Samaria Baptist Church. He served in the South Carolina Air National Guard for more than 30 years and was a retired maintenance technician.

Surviving are his daughters, Juanora P. Biering (David) of Holly Hill and Mary Harris (Russ) of Batesburg; grandchildren, Gene and James Biering, Damon (Tracy), Raven and Myracle Poole, Rachel (Chris) Denny, Arora and Phoenix Harris; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Poole was predeceased by his wife, Rachel P. Poole; and grandsons, Andrew Biering and Nathan Poole.