Pauline Ann Chitwood

May 25, 1928February 7, 2021
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Pauline Ann Chitwood passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the age of 92. A memorial to honor her life will be held at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington, Tx on Thursday, February 25th Visitation will start at 1pm, funeral service at 2 pm, and grave site service at 3pm.

Polly was born in Temple, Texas on May 25, 1928 to parents Virgil & Elizabeth Gunn. Her mother passed away when she was 6 years old and Polly was later blessed with a loving stepmother, Chell Gunn. Polly graduated from San Angelo High School and attended college at Angelo State University, where she met the love of her life, Joe Bailey Chitwood, Jr. The two were married on September 3, 1947 after he returned home from duties in the South Pacific as a Navy Seabee during WWII.

While living in San Angelo, Polly & Joe’s first child, Rebecca, was born in 1948. Sadly, Rebecca passed away soon after her birth. They moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where Joe attended school & graduated from Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. Their daughter, Linda, was born in 1949. They moved to El Reno, Oklahoma and Polly gave birth to a daughter & son, Jo Ann (1951) and John (1952). The family later relocated to Abilene, Texas, where Polly took great joy in raising her children and working for West Texas Utilities as their office manager. In 1970, Joe received a job offer that brought Joe and Polly to Arlington, Texas. Polly began working for Tex-Star Plastics and after a long career retired as their office manager.

Polly & Joe were both active members at First Baptist Church of Arlington. In addition, they tirelessly gave back to the community as volunteers at Mission Arlington & Theater Arlington, where Polly ran the concession stand & Joe was an actor, singer, and set builder. Polly was also proud to serve as a member of the Arlington Woman’s Club.

Polly & Joe loved to dance, play bridge, go on cruises, and attend many baseball games together. Regardless of the activity, Polly made sure to find just the right outfit for the occasion. She also enjoyed having treats around to spoil her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as grandmothers are supposed to do! We will remember Polly as a blessed, joyful, and honorable person. Polly was known for putting great heart into everything she did, from loving her family to helping others in the community.

Polly was preceded in death by: Husband, Joe Bailey Chitwood, Jr., on June 30, 2010 after 63 years of marriage Daughter, Rebecca Sue Mother, Elizabeth Ellen Wright Gunn Father, Virgil Roy Gunn Stepmother, Chell Shelton Gunn

Polly is survived by her children, grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Daughter, Linda Padgett Daughter, Jo Ann Moore and husband, Jackie Son, John Chitwood and wife, Melanie

Grandchildren: Stacy Padgett VanDuivendyk and husband, Erik Page Padgett Hanna and husband, Phil Bryan Padgett and wife, Abbey Shane Padgett and wife, Morgan Spencer Moore and wife, Kim Johnathon Moore and wife, Lyndsi Emmett Horn and wife, Jessi Rene Horn Heath Horn and wife, Amanda

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mission Arlington, Theater Arlington, Arlington Woman’s Club, First Baptist Church of Arlington, and Manna Storehouse of Weatherford, Texas.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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Federico and Wanda Baptista

February 24, 2021

We were sad to hear of Polly's passing. She was such a nice, elegant lady and we will always have fond memories of our times together. RIP

Jeannette McNeil Groves Proctor

February 20, 2021

The Chitwood’s & The Groves lived on Vail Drive as neighbors for over 40years.
What a homecoming it will be when we all get together! Dear dear friends!
Prayers for family & friends that must carry on.
May God give you all His love and peace that passeth all understanding.
Jeannette Groves Proctor

Lynn Coolman

February 12, 2021

On behalf of Carepath Hospice, we offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless each and every one of you during this time of grief and sorrow. Respectfully, Lynn Coolman – Bereavement Coordinator, Carepath Healthcare – (Pastoral Care Team) for Family Support.