Joe E. Polk

June 28, 1926 - February 19, 2021

Joe E. Polk

Beloved father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather has passed on to join his soulmate Carol Piland Polk. His love of the outdoors and appreciation of nature was gifted to his family through many bird hunts and fishing trips at Labelle Ranch, much beach time on Bolivar Peninsula and some amazing offshore fishing trips where he shared his vast knowledge of the local waters.

His wit and joie de vivre will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He leaves his family with many beautiful memories of annual trips to gorgeous and diverse destinations.

He was a loving and generous soul. Benefactor to many causes including Lamar University and his alumni Notre Dame. His successful business career spanned decades as a car dealer from Beaumont Motor Co to Buddy Chevrolet.

He is survived by his children Rita Polk Wilcox, Drew Polk, Paige Polk Mayeux, Ruth Polk Dodson, Lyn Piland Kennett and preceded in death by his first wife Eleanor Polk, Joe Polk Jr. and Tommy Piland. Grandchildren of this extended family include Joey Polk, Kimberly Polk, Tres Wilcox, Matt Wilcox, Katie Mayeux, Amanda Hall, Carly Galmor, Sara Kaiser, and David Piland. Great grandchildren include Kellan and Grayson Hall, Tobyn and Paisley Polk, Bo and Hanna Wilcox, Ivy and Hazel Wilcox, Lily and Daisy Galmor, Layke and Maycee Flowers, Tex and Sunny Kaiser, and Olivia Piland.

His memory will live on in all of us. A private ceremony will be held by his immediate family. If you wish to honor his memory please donate to a charity of your choice.

His cremation arrangements will be handled by Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (7)

  • Susan simmons

    04 March 2021 at 03:22 | #

    Loved both Carol and Joe. They were wonderful neighbors and dear friends. I sold their house on Belveder for them and helped them find their garden home. Every time the Indy 500 comes on tv I think of them. God bless them and I ‘m glad they are together again. . Two very special people.


  • Frank Montalbano

    27 February 2021 at 18:02 | #

    Beautiful comment by Drew and obituary. I ever knew Mr. Polk, but knew of him through comments by Drew. Drew showed me a very effective duck call feeding chatter that he said his father taught him, leading to a longer discussion about Drew's memories of duck hunting at LaBelle with him. I know he must of been a remarkable man.
    Special condolences are offered to my friends Simme and Drew, and my high school classmate Rita.


  • Christine Cimino

    26 February 2021 at 05:57 | #

    My deepest condolences


  • Barbara & Tom Leicht

    24 February 2021 at 15:01 | #

    Joe was a good friend and man, May His Soul Rest in peace.


  • Judy Dishman

    22 February 2021 at 00:47 | #

    A dear, dear man and loved by all. My deepest sympathy to family, brothers and friends. With love, Judy Dishman


  • Drew Polk

    21 February 2021 at 22:25 | #

    He Was a Avid Hunter and in my pre Adult years we spent countless weekends at Labelle and a Group Build Duck Camp resurrected from a Hurricane Carl 1961 Storm debris moved to Gum Island on LAbelle Ranch. He loved his Laboradore Dogs, "Max 1st & Shane" Untrained however best retreivers ever. I have to believe he is teamed up with these Two faithful Pups to continue to hunt in Heaven! God Speed Dad!!


  • Ron Hawkins

    20 February 2021 at 02:40 | #

    What an awesome friend, I will always cherish our off shore trips.


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