James “Ralph” Polk, 86, of Cooleemee, NC, entered his heavenly home on October 8, 2021 from his home in Davie county.
Ralph. As he was so lovingly known as, was born on May 15, 1935 in Raleigh County, WV. He was the son of the late Oliver Russell Polk and Maude Ann (Miller) Polk. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Dorothy (Smith) Polk, brothers, Eugene, OJ and Charles Polk, sisters, Violet Saunder, Gladys Smith, and a granddaughter, Katie Shook.
In life, Ralph attended Ashe County Schools. He began a career as a logger then, later, started working for Fiber Industries where he worked for 18 years before retiring in 1990. Ralph married the love of his life, Nancy (Smith) Polk and with their union had four children. Ralph was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. When he wasn’t enjoying the retired life, Ralph loved doing woodwork.
Ralph leaves behind to cherish his memory; two sons, Johnny Polk (Ann) of Statesville, James Polk (Linda) of Salisbury, two daughters, Brenda Wood (Tim) of Mocksville, Teresa Seats of Mocksville, seven grandchildren, Adam Polk, Emily Sigmon, Brian Wood, Tammy Beauchamp, Shanta Williams, Joy Harring, and Able Seats along with his 14 great-grandchildren, who will all miss him dearly.
A visitation for Ralph will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. A funeral service for Ralph will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm also, at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. Officiating the service will be Pastor Craig Edward. Ralph will be laid to rest at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.
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