Roy J. Polston

November 26, 1928September 7, 2013
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POLSTON, ROY J. 84, of Louisville passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was a loving and generous husband, father, brother and friend. Roy was a proud Purple Heart veteran of the Korean War and served in the combat infantry. He retired from the University of Louisville after 28 years of service in the field of finance. Roy was born in Russell County, Kentucky to Joe and Martha Polston. He was a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and Bowling Green Business University which is now part of Western Ky. University. He also received a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Louisville. He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist . Working hard, caring for and loving his family were a big part of his life. He enjoyed his retirement by taking up golf and hit his last golf ball at the Red Open Memorial Golf Scramble which is held in memory of his son, Steve. He enjoyed all time spent outdoors and his hobby of custom framing. He was preceded in death by his son, Roy Steven, his parents, his brother Joe Jr., sisters Juanita Polston and Lucille Blakey. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Blakey Polston and his daughter Pamela Polston, brothers Bob of Louisville, Ed (Kenia) of Tampa, Florida and a sister Wanda Kirchhoff (Fred) of Hernando Beach, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. His family would like to express their thanks to the nurses, aids and staff at Westport Place Health Campus for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home at Westport Village. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to The Dream Factory of Louisville, 120 W. Broadway, Suite 306, Louisville, Ky. 40202 or charity of choice. Please visit us at to leave a condolence for the family.



  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2013


  • Burial

Roy J. Polston

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Connie Williams

January 21, 2014

Francis, so sorry for not being there for you and Pam the miles are behind us now with the loss of a good man it does catch up with you the thoughts go back into time and a memory you will find, I love you both and so sorry for your loss. God bless and keep you both strong.

Joe Polston

September 12, 2013

Aunt Francis and Pam,

I thought the ceremony was very special and that uncle Roy would have been proud of.

He and your family have accomplished great things and we love you all.

We will miss him and our prayers are with you both.

September 11, 2013

Dear Francis,
Although I haven't seen Roy very much in recent years, I shall always remember him. We worked together, played golf together, talked cars together and even saw each other in Florida. He was a fine person.
Guinn Unger

September 11, 2013

Dear Mrs. Polston and Pam,
So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you both!

Mary Jo Zolla McGuire

Sheila Heathman

September 10, 2013

Dear Frances & Pam,
I am so sorry for you and know how much you are hurting. We love you and pray for you. Please call anytime.
Love you,

Laura McCoun McCauley

September 9, 2013

Pam & Ms. Polston,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this dear man. My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time. - Laura

Rose Blakely

September 9, 2013

Mrs P & Pam

Though we never met your Dad, Pam, we feel like we knew him. We are so sorry for your loss. Know you are in our thoughts & prayers as you find your way though your grief.

Sammie Lambert

September 9, 2013

Dear Pam and Mrs. Polston,
I didn't know your dad but looking at the photos gave me a sense of who he was- a family-loving, car-loving, fun-loving man. I know he'll be dearly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherri Pollard Bollinger

September 9, 2013

Dear Mrs. Polston and Pam,
Just heard about Mr. Polston's passing. I am so very sorry. I always thought the world of all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Ray Whitener

September 9, 2013

Mrs. Polston,
I worked with Roy until December 1991. What a dear friend and colleague. Fond memories galore. Prayers of happiness and joy for the honor of knowing him.


Ray Whitener