OBITUARY

William "Bill" Thomas Polk

July 12, 1963November 23, 2020
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William Thomas "Bill" Polk, 57, died Monday, November 23, 2020, in his residence.

He was a native of East Columbia, Texas and had been a resident of Conroe, Texas for the last 30 years, moving from Vinton. In his younger years, he played the saxophone and enjoyed riding dirt bikes, often participating in many dirt bike riding competitions. Bill was an avid gun collector and enjoyed going to the shooting range. He was a successful businessman, owning and operating his own business, Audio Video Specialties in Conroe, Texas since January of 1994. He loved his family and enjoyed going to family reunions and family gatherings. Bill also had an extended family in Conroe, Texas. His neighbors and his friends all loved him dearly and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his sister, Jo Elaine Payne and husband, Ashton of Vinton; and his nieces and nephews, Niki Polk of Lake Charles, Lt. Nigel Payne of New London, Connecticut, Brandon Payne of California, and Ashley Payne of Tucson, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Joe Polk and Doris Cormier Polk.

A graveside Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 30, in Lee Granger Cemetery in Vinton, led by Jody Barrilleaux, Celebrant. The family will receive friends at the cemetery beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Tommy Joe Polk, Father (deceased)
  • Doris Cormier Polk, Mother (deceased)
  • Jo Elaine Payne (Ashton), Sister
  • Niki Polk, Niece
  • Lt. Nigel Payne, Nephew
  • Brandon Payne, Nephew
  • Ashley Payne, Niece

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 30, 2020

Memories

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Judy Olson

December 2, 2020

Bill was a good man and a good friend. He helped me with my audio visual stuff at every home I lived in since probably 1994. We were in the Lions Club together for many years. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Joyce Everett

November 28, 2020

It is a sad occasion to lose a beloved brother. My heart aches for you and your family. I am remembering your mother, Doris, and two little children, Jo Elaine and Bill, in church at Rosenburg, TX. And later in church at Westlake, LA, getting to know your loving family so much better. That has been one of my best memories.
In Christ's love, Joyce & Dan Everett

John Busse

November 28, 2020

The first time my wife and I met Bill is a testament to his good will. He was helping a local church with some tree cutting to rid them of some debris and danger after hurricane Harvey. Of course he was the first person who would reach out to help them, because he was always a person who was there for his friends, community and neighbors. My wife and I helped him cut trees that day, but felt we gained a friend right down the road more than anything.
When our house got struck by lightning we reached out to Bill to help us with some sound system advice, he helped us far more than he needed to. We always traded spaghetti sauce from our garden as an excuse to go talk with Bill, and stopped in to say hello. Needless to say our family is beyond saddened to see one of our first friends from carriage hills gone. Bill you will be missed my friend.

Carmela Wagner

November 28, 2020

I am the mail lady of the neighborhood, I am shocked and saddened when I heard that he passed, condolence to the family, I m gonna missed Mr. Bill ,he always joke on me, " you bring me big check?"
To the family, let me know if you want me to hold his mail for the meantime until forward can be made....

Joshua Tonn

November 28, 2020

Bill was a kind and caring neighbor, always willing to lend a hand, and keep a watchful eye on the neighborhood. His passion for growing plants is something he shared by planting seeds from the grapefruits we shared with him and then giving away the tree seedlings to his neighbors. We often talked across the fence as he worked with his plants. If we needed a hand, Bill was always willing to help. Bill’s generosity was not limited to those near him in the neighborhood. When Hurricane Laura struck, I was with Bill in his drive way as he worked tirelessly to service several generators in preparation of lending them to his family, several hours away in the impacted area. Bill always went above and beyond and we are saddened to learn of his passing.

Ruben Salinas

November 27, 2020

It truly was shocking hearing the news about Bill. We've (Salinas family) known Bill since the day he moved in next door. Was such an amazing person, kind hearted, and we had always felt somewhat protected having him as our neighbor ❤. We will miss him much. Can't say enough about him nor describe the many times he was there for us. Bless🙏 you Bill from the Salinas family.

Daniel Johnson

November 27, 2020

We are neighbors of Bill's in Carriage Hills. He was a good friend and neighbor who will be missed.

Karen Kaough

November 27, 2020

Hello,
None of you know me but Bill and I were very close friends and I wanted to let you know that he was such an upstanding, honest and caring man that you can all be proud of.
I am so sorry to hear of his passing and it is such a shock to me but knowing he's in the best place there is is a comfort.
Hugs to you all in this time of sorrow and wishing you all well and the best life can offer.
He will be missed.
Karen Kaough

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Biography

William Thomas "Bill" Polk, 57, died Monday, November 23, 2020, in his residence.

He was a native of East Columbia, Texas and had been a resident of Conroe, Texas for the last 30 years, moving from Vinton. In his younger years, he played the saxophone and enjoyed riding dirt bikes, often participating in many dirt bike riding competitions. Bill was an avid gun collector and enjoyed going to the shooting range. He was a successful businessman, owning and operating his own business, Audio Video Specialties in Conroe, Texas since January of 1994. He loved his family and enjoyed going to family reunions and family gatherings.

Survivors include his sister, Jo Elaine Payne and husband, Ashton of Vinton; and his nieces and nephews, Niki Polk of Lake Charles, Lt. Nigel Payne of New London, Connecticut, Brandon Payne of California, and Ashley Payne of Tucson, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Joe Polk and Doris Cormier Polk.

A graveside Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 30, in Lee Granger Cemetery in Vinton, led by Jody Barrilleaux, Celebrant. The family will receive friends at the cemetery beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.