Lamar "Marty" Poole, age 74 of Macon, GA passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023. Mr. Poole was born December 16, 1948 in Garfield, KY to the late William Chester Poole and Idelle Smiley.
Marty was a longtime member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky. He retired from Brown and Williamson after 30 years of service, where he worked on innovative technologies and equipment far before it was mainstream. He was extremely talented at his work and had an excellent career. He was very well known and respected in his workplace and forged many lifelong friendships during his employment.
Known by his friends and family as Marty, he was a beloved figure in the local hot rod community and all throughout central Georgia. He won over 40 trophies at car shows throughout the state. He also assisted with his father at his auto shop in his youth, where he worked with multiple time NASCAR Champion, Darrell Waltrip and painted his first race car with his father. He never once forgot where he came from. Marty excelled at everything he put his mind to, from work, to competitions, and to life itself. Know for his kindness, dedication, infinite positive energy, courage and generosity, Marty will be missed by a tremendous amount of people far and wide.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father Raymond Smiley and his brother Ritchie Smiley.
He is survived by his sons, Jonathan Austin and Matthew Poole
daughter Stacy Stevenson
grandsons Jackson and William Austin
brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Mary Poole
niece Amanda Flores, her husband Omar and their children Sofia and Alexzander Flores
aunt Ruby Ruth.
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