Leo Turner Polk, Sr.

Leo Turner Polk, Sr. 88, of Broadway, died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Polk was born October 23, 1923 at Conicville, son of the late George Turner and Ida Alice Dellinger Polk.

He served in the United States Army during W.W. II in the South Pacific and was a member of the Massanutten Post # 2447 V.F.W. Edinburg. He was also a member of the Hudson Cross Roads Men’s Group.

Mr. Polk was a long time employee of Shen-Valley, H.D. Lee Company and Hartz in Broadway.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Hudson Cross Roads.

Mr. Polk was predeceased by his wife, June Rupert Polk June 12, 2006 whom he married December 30, 1941.

He is survived by a son, Leo T. “Buddy” Polk, Jr. and his companion Jennie Foltz Miller of Mt. Jackson; a daughter, Bonnie Polk Andes and husband Beverly of Timberville; a brother, Leroy Polk of Edinburg; three grandchildren, Michele Andes Deavers and husband Brian, Stacy Polk and wife Amanda and Lori Polk Frye and husband Paul; four great grandchildren, Bradley S. Deavers, Stephanie L. Deavers, Noah Frye and Jonah Frye.

He was also predeceased by a grandson, Stacy Turner Polk; a daughter-in-law, Linda Barb Polk; and four sisters, Ethel Spiggle, Gladys Dellinger, Georgia Bowers and Polly Hamman.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Krasneck officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren, Michele Andes Deavers, Brian Deavers, Stacy Polk, Amanda Polk, Lori Frye, Paul Frye, Bradley S. Deavers and Stephanie L. Deavers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Noah Frye, Jonah Frye and members of Hudson Cross Roads Men’s Group and Massanutten Post #2447 V.F.W. Edinburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made R.M.H. Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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15 Condolences to Leo Turner Polk, Sr.

  1. Scott & Amelia R. Mowery says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very special person to me and will always have a special place in my heart as my Uncle even though he wasnt. May God put his loveing arms around you and give you strength.

  2. Woody Brown says:

    Buddy, My heart is broken with the very sad news of your lose of your Dad. I knew him from H.D. Lees, he would come into Broadway Supermarket when I was a bag boy there. My prayers are with you all.

  3. Jamie Lantz says:

    Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. Keeping you in prayer.

  4. Steven D. Showman says:

    It will never be the same for me attending church at St. James with Bud not there. When I would walk in I would see Bud smiling at me and he would come over to me an give me a hug and kiss me on the cheek. He was a special individual to many people, a pillar in the Church and the community who will be greatly missed. Two of the finest gentleman I ever knew was my father, Stanley and Bud Polk.

  5. Barbara and Butch Rhinehart says:

    Buddy, we are sorry to hear of you dad’s death.
    Our sympathy to you and the entire family.

  6. Cheri, Joe and Andrea Thomas says:

    Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. Leo was a special person always quick with a smile and a kind word. I feel blessed to have had the honor of knowing him.

  7. Stephen Baker and Family says:

    Thinking of you Buddy and your entire family. Sorry to hear about the loss of one of the nicest man I had ever met, he always had a smile, and caring heart whenever you saw him. “BUD” will be greatly missed. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Stephen Baker and Family

  8. Kim Barb Arbogast (Narval Barb's daughter) says:

    I have very fond memories of Leo going back to when I was a little girl. My Dad would take me into the Lee plant and Leo always seemed to greet us. He was always the sweetest man. The last time I saw him his smile made him seem as if he never aged. He was a very special and kind man, and I know he will be missed. Thinking of him fondly, Kim