Francis Eugene “Gene” Poole, age 78, of Irvington, KY, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown, KY. Gene was born August 16, 1943 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky to the late Jesse Earl and Elsie Clyda Decker Poole. His brother, Ernest Buren Poole, and sister, Brenda Swink, also preceded him in death. Gene was a proud U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He worked at Meade County Ready Mix in Meade and Breckinridge Counties for many years. Gene loved to camp, work outside, and loved to spoil his granddaughter, Alley, and two great-grandsons, Jesse and Logan. He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma J. Daugherty Poole of Irvington; daughter, Angie (Eugene) Miller of Irvington; granddaughter, Alley (Joe) Fulkerson of Rineyville, KY; two great-grandsons, Jesse and Logan; and three brothers: Shelby Poole of Brandenburg, Wayne (Margaret Ann) Poole of Brandenburg, and Danny (Shirley) Poole of McQuady, KY. Funeral Services were held Monday, December 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home and burial followed in Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg. Visitation was Sunday, December 26, 2021 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM EST and Monday after 9:00 AM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 12468 LaGrange Road #207, Louisville, KY 40245 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals.com.