John Ellis Polk

June 21, 1933 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 86)

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Mr. John Ellis (Jake) Polk, age 86, of Monroe, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his residence.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Union Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 3619 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, NC, 28110, officiated by Elder Ronnie Loudermilk and Elder Larry Austin.

Mr. Polk was born on June 21, 1933, in Union County, North Carolina, a son of the late Carl Polk and the late Lillian Rushing Polk. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Heath Polk and Ray Polk; and two sisters, Betty Drake and Linda Baucom.

He was a retired finisher and straightener operator with Teledyne Allvac with 34.5 years of dedicated service.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Rachel Honeycutt Polk of Monroe; a son, Tim Polk and wife Jill Thomas Polk of Monroe; three daughters, Sheila Polk Simpson and husband Alan Simpson of Monroe, Marcia Polk Hayes and husband Scott Hayes of Rock Hill, SC, and Monica Polk Mizzell and husband Derrick Mizzell of Monroe; three brothers, Boyd Polk and wife Joan Purser Polk of Monroe, Jerry Polk and wife Patsy Stegall Polk of Monroe, Larry Polk and wife Delane Eudy Polk of Monroe; two sisters, Jeanette Baucom of Marshville and Louise Byrum and husband Dennis Byrum of Monroe; and  a sister in law, Patsy Haigler Polk.
There are 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Because of the mandates on the number of gatherings and social distancing, the Polk family invites you to come to Davis Funeral Home, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM Saturday, June 20, 2020, to avoid the crowds and pay your respects.

Memorials maybe made to Union Grove Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Phil Rash, 3619 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28110 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

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Graveside Service
June 20, 2020

1:00 PM
Union Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Morgan Mill Road, NC

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