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Billy Wade Polk

June 20, 1945 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Billy Wade Polk, 78, of Flat Rock, Illinois, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born on June 20, 1945 in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of Leonard Austin and Lois (Timms) Polk.

Billy was an Instrument Tech at Alcoa in Newburgh, Indiana and retired in 2001. He traveled to all the States in America on his motorcycle, including Alaska. He was a people person and enjoyed social interaction. His hobbies include deer hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Moose Lodge and the Westside Nut Club in Evansville, Indiana. He Played Santa Claus for various charities.

Survivors include his beloved Caroyln Tornatta; children: Brannon Polk and wife, Lori of Evansville, Indiana, Amy Brandsasse of Evansville, Indiana, and Barry Polk of Evansville, Indiana; a brother; Jack Polk and wife, Anna of Bridgeport, Illinois; five grandchildren: Audra Brandsasse, Kasey Ferguson husband, Taylor, Benjamin Polk and wife, Ellen, Austin Polk, and Olivia Polk; and two great-grandchildren: Beau Ferguson and Sage Polk.  

A time of visitation will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm CDT, at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, located at 1303 12th Street in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Private services and burial will be conducted at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the Moose Charities Moose Heart.

The family would like to extend a special thank you Saint Vincent Hospital and Select Hospital Respiratory Teams for all their care and concern.

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August 23, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home
1303 12th Street - P.O. Box 564
Lawrenceville, IL


Moose Charities Moose Heart
155 South International Drive, Mooseheart IL 60539


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