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James Henry Polk

June 11, 1935 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 86)


MR. JAMES HENRY POLK, 86 of PEACHLAND, NC passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Jesse Helms Nursing Center in Monroe, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, January 10, 2022 at the West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 4557 Deep Creek Church Road, Wadesboro, NC.  Mr. Polk remains will lie in repose 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the church prior to the service.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

(Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic everyone attending the Service and Public Viewing are required to wear a  mask or facial covering.  Also please use the Hand Sanitizing Station when entering and exiting the Funeral Home.)

A public viewing will be held 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, January 9, 2022 at  Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC.

Mr. James Henry Polk, was the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Julia Polk.  

He was a loving husband, wonderful father, great grandfather, outstanding uncle and friend.

James was born on June 11, 1935 in Anson County, NC.  He accepted Christ at an early age and joined West Deep Creek Baptist Church until he moved to Washington, DC.  

He would always visit his home church during revivals and other special events.  He was united in holy matrimony to Jearlean Crowder Polk and  to this union produced their child...a baby girl name (Hank) Valerie.

James worked very hard as a truck driver for many years.  He was a loving, stable and consistent provider.  He enjoyed people, having a good laugh and a great  conversation.  His real passion was sitting in his recliner, watching TV and controlling the remote.  He loved his car and driving to Bojangles and Kentucky Fried Chicken with his wife.  

After retirement, he returned to North Carolina and rejoined his home church where he loved to worship, was a faithful member and was appointed a seat on the Deacon Board.  He was proud of his position.  He loved to sing hymns, serve people and spread good cheer.  He enjoyed his family and was always happy to spend quality time..

James leaves a lifetime of cherished memories to his wife, Jearlean Polk, who made their house a loving home; one daughter, Valerie and husband Kevin Robertson; one granddaughter,, Robyn M. Butcher; one great-granddaughter, Ava Grace of Huntington, MD; one sister-in-law, Eva Forrest and husband Mitchell Forrest of Seat Pleasant, MD, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Public Viewing
January 9, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel
601 Winchester Avenue
Monroe, NC 28110

Lie in Repose
January 10, 2022

12:00 PM
West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church
4557 Deep Creek Church Road.
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Funeral Service
January 10, 2022

1:00 PM
West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church
4557 Deep Creek Church Road.
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Interment following funeral service
January 10, 2022

West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
4557 Deep Creek Church Road
Wadesboro, NC 28170

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