Clinton “Monroe” Polk, Sr. 80 of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale from cancer.
Born in 1933, he was a native of Wauchula, Fla.
He played as center for the Hardee County Wildcats for the graduating class of 1952 in Wauchula.
Monroe moved to Fort Meade and opened the Fort Meade NAPA Store with his wife, Mary, in 1958.
He was a Korean War veteran and; served three years as a Battalion Parts Clerk for the Army Third Armored Division.
Monroe was very active in the Fort Meade community. He was a member and a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Meade and also a past officer for the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. Monroe was also very involved in the Fort Meade school system by participating in the PTA and often volunteering to work the high school concessions and numerous other school functions.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed.
Monroe was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lola Polk of Wauchula, and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Camp Polk of Fort Meade; son, Clint M. Polk, Jr. of Fort Meade; daughter, Barbara Jane Davis and husband, Joey of Clarksville, Ga., four grandchildren, Bethany, Naomi and Hannah Davis of Clarksville, Ga., and Michael Polk of Fort Meade. One brother, Freeman Polk and wife, Gwen, of Zephyrhills, Fla.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the McLean Funeral Home, 306 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the McLean Funeral Home.
Burial service will follow immediately at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcleanfuneralhome.net
McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.