Memorial services for Raymond E. “Ray” Polk, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11am Friday. Nov. 16, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Tom Brady officiating. Mr. Polk died Monday, November 12, 2012 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. He was born June 9, 1934 in Douglas, KS. the son of Alfred M. and Dorothy Goodwin Polk.
Mr. Polk went to work for Standard Oil Company in 1955 and retired from Polk Oil Company in 1990. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Douglas, KS.
He married Shirley Lydick of Augusta, on April 20, 1954. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include sons Mike Polk and his companion Nancy Borer, Greg Polk all of Lawrence, daughter, Sara Joseph and her husband Marc of Olathe, sister Freda Gillum of Mt. Home, AR, sister-in-law Tomella Polk of Douglas, grandchildren, Jackie Hout and husband Jeff, Josie Polk, Emma Joseph and great-grandson Jase Hout.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.