Robert “Bob” Franklin Polk Sr., 86 of Edinburg, Virginia passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on October 22, 2015. A graveside service with military honors being provided by American Legion # 199 will be conducted Monday, October 26, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery in Hamburg, Virginia. Reverend Thomas Arner will officiate.
Bob was born February 8, 1929 in Hamburg, Virginia. He was the son of the late Markwood Polk and Edith Eckard Polk. Bob was a lifetime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Hamburg. He graduated from Edinburg High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War – stationed in Korea and Japan. After retiring from Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington, D.C., Bob returned to the valley where he enjoyed raising beef cattle. He was a member of the American Legion #199 and Masonic Lodge #181.
Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois Clem Polk of Fort Valley and 2 sons; Robert Franklin “Frank” Polk Jr. and wife Amy of Landsdowne, Virginia and Richard Franklin Polk and wife Tracy of Bethany Beach, Delaware. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Kenneth Clem of Woodbridge, Virginia; sister-in-law Sarah Clem of Stoneville, Mississippi; niece Elaine Hecht of Doughlasville, Georgia; and 4 grandchildren, Katelin, Thomas, Robert III, and Kelly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. John’s UCC, c/o Jr. Heishman, 1010 Headquarters Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St. Winchester, Virginia 22601.