Carol Piland Polk

September 21, 1935 - May 28, 2020

Carol Piland Polk, 84, of Beaumont, died Thursday, May 28, 2020. She was born on September 21, 1935, in Morgan City, Louisiana, to Sophia Fowler and Carroll E. Laughlin.

Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and friend to so many of us in the Golden Triangle area. A teacher to so many, it never ceased to amaze the number of students who remembered her while out and about town. Forty years the matriarch over a large blended family, always ready to teach and advise, drawing from her lifelong experiences. She will be missed.

Survivors include her husband, Joe E. Polk; daughter, Lyn Kennett and her husband, Ross; grandchildren, Carly Galmor and her husband, Dustin; David Piland; and Sara Kaiser and her husband, David; great-grandchildren, Daisy and Lily Galmor; Tex and Sunny Kaiser; and Olivia Piland. She is also survived by a large, loving stepfamily. Stepchildren, Rita Wilcox; Drew Polk and his wife, Tera; Paige Mayeaux; and Ruthie Dodson and her husband, Cuyler; step grandchildren, Tres Wilcox and his wife, Laura; Matt Wilcox and his wife, Ika; Joey Polk; Kimberly Polk; Katie Mayeaux; Amanda Hall and her husband, Sean; step great-grandchildren, Ivy, Hazel, and Bo Wilcox; Tobyn and Paisley Polk; Maycee and Layke Flowers; and Kellan and Grayson Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Tommy Piland; brother, Robert Laughlin; and father of her children, David B. Piland.

A gathering of Mrs. Polk’s family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Polk may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030.

Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 06/13/2020
  • 10:22 am

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Cynthia Robichaux Smith

Long time memories with Carol Jean and David and her kids. Rest in peace. Condolences to her remaining friends and family.