Rev. Lonnie PooreMay 28, 1941 ~ August 20, 2017 (age 76)
Brother Lonnie Poore, a United States Navy veteran and an experienced battlefield soldier in God’s Mighty Army received his final orders and reported to his eternal destination for peace and rest on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was born on May 28, 1941, in Saltville, VA, to the late Claude Preston & Lucille Poore, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Geneva Poore, brother, Thomas Payton Poore and sister, Delores Poore.
Brother Lonnie, an old-school soldier, received on-the-job training on his knees and fought the devil in the deepest trenches armed with the precious Word of God. He was supported by his helpmate of 52 years and together they traveled to various churches as he was called upon to conduct revivals and serve as an under shepherd for congregations seeking an old-fashion preacher that relied on the true leadership of the Holy Spirit.
Brother Lonnie was a humble and compassionate servant and was kind and loving to all. He treasured his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and church family. He cherished the blessings bestowed upon him and his family. He stood stern and firm in his faith. He was a valuable mentor to young ministers and new Christians. He was precious to those that served with him.
Times when Brother Lonnie was tired and weary in body, he would somehow muster the strength to uphold all that he stood for and reflect the upmost respect and honor for the Christian faith. A true warrior of God trusting that his Heavenly Father was in control and determined to always give God the Honor and Glory for any accomplishments.
As Brother Lonnie completed his earthly journey and arrived to answer his final call, should you wonder how he is doing, no doubt he would smile and say “better than I deserve.”
Survivors include wife of 52, years, Margaret A. Poore of Palmetto, GA; daughters, Rene & Charles Neese of Douglasville, GA; Donna & Lynn Smith of Dallas, GA, and Kadee Blacksmith of Douglasville, GA; brothers, Floyd & Dixie Poore of Weatherford, TX, and Roger & Gloria Poore of Meadowview, VA; sister, Phyllis Wheeling of Carrollton, GA; grandchildren, Brittany & Stephan Jordan, Austin Smith, Katelynn & Tim Wheeling, Amber & Josh Biddy, Brooke Smith, Tyler & Savannah Neese, Madison & Branson Mincey, Michael Smith, Nathan Smith, Rachel Blacksmith, Morgan Blacksmith, Elvis Smith and DJ Smith; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Smith, Aretta Wheeling , A.J. Smith and Grayson Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 11 AM, from Rock Baptist Church, with Pastor Teddy Harris, Rev. James Biddy, Rev. Billy Chambers and Rev. Harold Lowery officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Marietta National Cemetery on August 24, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Tyler Neese, Michael Smith, Nathan Smith, Elvis Smith, DJ Smith, Tim Wheeling, Stephan Jordan, Branson Mincey, and Josh Biddy will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 5 PM until 8 PM, and Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1 PM until 8 PM.
Until we meet again,
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his daughters monthly expense account "Til I get back on my feet", at https://www.gofundme.com/pe6su-til-i-get-back-on-my-feet, or to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, 1525 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 318. Redondo Beach, California 90278 at www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.
Go Fund Me . Rev. Poore
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
1525 Aviation BLVD, Redondo Beach CA 90278