Polk, Kenneth "Ken" (Cleveland)
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Kenneth “Ken” Polk, 52, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 17, 2020, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Ken was a fighter, and he battled his illness for almost two years to the very end. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving multiple combat tours.
Ken enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and paddle boarding; he loved all activities outdoors. Ken was employed at Feintools as a network engineer. Ken believed in Christ and joined the church at an early age. He was a nurturing human being that once you met him, you fell in love with him.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents, William Henry Polk, Jr. and Carrie E Lockheart Polk; and uncles, William Polk, II, Vernon Polk and Levi Polk.
Ken is survived by wife of 24 years, Mary White Polk, of Cleveland; daughter, Kaliah Bolden, of California; sons, Elijah White, of Cleveland and Jasiah Bowman, of Cleveland; father, Wendell Ervin, Sr. and mother, Alma Polk Ervin, of Alabama; brother, Wendell Ervin, Jr., of Indianapolis; sisters, Felicia and Joyce Ervin, both of Alabama; uncle, Minister Alphonso “Punchie” Polk; uncle, James Polk, of Marianna, Ar.; aunts, Erma and Julie Polk, of Marianna, Ar., Mae (Emmett) White and Laverne (Gene) Neal, of Little Rock, Ar.; several brother- and sister-in-laws; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many friends.
Family and friends will meet at Hammond’s Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. for graveside services, with Reverend Edgar King officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service.