Charles Gilbert Polk

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Charles Gilbert Polk, 87, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

He was born in Ashe County on Sept. 13, 1931, son of the late Oliver and Maude Ann Miller Polk. He was also preceded in death by: a grandson, Timothy Blackwell; a brother, O.J. Polk; a sister, Gladys Smith; and a son-in-law, Howard Kelly Sr.

Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Ada Lou Miller Polk; 2 sons, Charles Polk of Cleveland and Leo Polk (Lynette) of Mocksville; 4 daughters, Carol Kelly of Winston-Salem, Kathy Hicks (Carl) of Boonville, Phyllis Knight (Terry) of Salisbury and Sandra Pennington (Mike) of Millers Creek; 9 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Mr. Polk was retired from Crown Wood Products and attended First Baptist Church of Cooleemee. His hobbies included woodworking and fishing, and he loved to read his Bible.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Davie Funeral Chapel.  The celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Cooleemee with Pastor Allen Mullins and the Rev. Stan Riddle officiating. The body will lie in state one-half hour prior to the time of service. Burial will follow at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.