Willis Poling

July 17, 2021


Willis “Randy” Poling, of Conyers, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the age of 64. Mr. Poling was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and raised on the family dairy farm in West Milford, West Virginia. As a young man, he was an eagle scout and member of the Clarksburg FFA chapter. He was a hunter, trap and skeet shooter, enjoyed gardening, and drag racing. Mr. Poling was an entrepreneur, carving out a career as a manufacturer of pallet rack alongside his wife. He loved traveling; Mr. Poling had visited every state in the continental U.S. as well as travelled abroad, with one of his favorite travel destinations being the mountains. He loved his family, and particularly enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons. Mr. Poling was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Teresa Poling; parents, Pearl and Willis H. Poling; brother, Jimmy Poling; niece, Corinna Poling; and mother-in-law, Cecil Bynum.

Mr. Poling is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Vanessa Savona & fiancé, Shayne Senator, Elizabeth & Branden Smith; grandsons, R.J. Savona, Tyler Smith; his constant companion over the last year and a half, Sandy Thomas; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Barbara  & Rick Hardin, Judy & Jerry Brown, Linda & Michael DiAndrea, Beverly & Bud Horton; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth & Katherine Poling; and father-in-law, Gus Bynum; and in-laws, Martha & Bobby Murphy, David & Barbara Bynum.

A Funeral Service for Mr. Poling will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021, 11:00 A.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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July 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location
1215 Access Road
Covington, GA

Funeral Service
July 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location
1215 Access Road
Covington, GA

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