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John Lee Polk, Jr.

March 14, 1944 ~ July 26, 2018 (age 74)

John Lee “J.L.” Polk, Jr., age 74, of Baxley passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.


Mr. Polk was born March 14, 1944 in Chesterfield, South Carolina to the late John Lee Polk, Sr. and the late Rosella Nolan Polk.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy & Army. Mr. Polk was a retired Truck Driver and was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Polk & grandsons, Kevin Polk & Gavin Rowland.


Survivors include his wife, Theresa Durrance Polk in Baxley; daughters, Eva Haney of Yulee, Florida, Shannon Brown of Reidsville & Toni Twiggs of Baxley; sons, John Lee Polk, III of Ohio & Dexter “Bubba” Rowland of Newnan; siblings, Betty, Ann, Jean & Hilliard. Grandchildren, Kristen, Laci, Allison, Dustin, Halie, Evan, Ethan, Madison & great grandchildren, Larson, Landon, Lucas & Matthew. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Beasley officiating & a eulogy by Laci Carter.


Interment will follow in Appling Memorial Gardens with military honors.


Active Pallbearers will be John Polk, III, Bryan Twiggs, Ethan Twiggs, Dustin Bass, Evan Rowland & Chayce Durrance.


Honorary Pallbearers will be Regency Southern Care Hospice, Kim Willoughby, Kim Boatright, Rhonda Kaltenbach, Altamaha Home Health, Caitlin Cason & Lainey King.


Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.


Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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