John Edward Polk
John Edward Polk
  • December 27, 1947 - November 8, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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John E. Polk, 69, of Houston, Texas, passed away surrounded by his family, on November 8, 2017.

John was born on December 27, 1947, in Muleshoe, Texas, to George and Hazel Marie Polk. He married Mignette Fleming Padgett on March 31, 1995. He was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran, a brother, father, grandfather and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Robert and Troy Polk, and his sister Georgia Laquita Fudge. He is survived by his wife Mignette, loving children Jody Polk and wife April, Amy Avant and husband Darby; grandchildren Julian, Gabriel, Francesca, Garrett, Jayden, Chandler and Cullen.

John was an amazing man with a contagious laugh along with a good story or joke. He worked hard his entire life and has never met a stranger. He proudly served his country as a member of the Bravo Company, 3rd/60th, 9th Infantry Division and always looked forward to his Vietnam reunions. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing cribbage with Jody, and getting on the green anytime he could to play golf. He was a supporter of the Wounded Warriors Foundation and was most proud of his children, Jody and Amy.

He is also survived by four brothers, Glen Polk, Virgil Polk and wife Trish, Larry Polk and wife Edith and Kenneth Polk and wife Maudine; five sisters, Selena Boring and husband Roger, Jonita Jatzlau and husband Bobby, Emma Wright and husband Robert, Linda Schneider, and Martha Anderson, and; many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends who will miss him greatly.

In leu of flowers please make donations to a foundation of John's liking, the Wounded Warriors Foundation.