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1933 Carl 2020

Carl Polly

December 5, 1933 — December 23, 2020


Carl Douglas Polly, 87, passed away on 23rd of December, 2020 at Pecan Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Kennedale. He was born on December 5, 1933 in Whitesburg, Kentucky to James Ellis Polly and Lucille Ables Polly.

Doug grew up in Whitesburg. He graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1951. After high school he joined the United States Navy and served for 2 years.  He served in the Korean War and was discharged honorably in 1954.

Doug worked in the oil fields in New Mexico, Texas, and off the coast in Louisiana. His last years employed were with J Piner Powell.

Doug married Juanita Tull in 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas. They were married for 25 years. Doug was a member of Deer Creek Masonic Lodge. He  enjoyed country dancing and at one time had his pilot’s license to fly private planes.

Doug  was preceded in death by his parents Ellis and Lucille Polly, and his brothers Donald Polly, Harold Polly, and Porky Polly.

Doug  is survived by his daughter, Dale, and his  two sons Douglas and Rodney, grandchildren Kristina, Shandra, Derek, Rachel, Bradley, Alisha, Brandon; Linda, his great-grandchildren; and sister, Shandra Polly Bishop.

A visitation will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale, Texas at 6 pm on December 28. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at 11 am, on December 29. Burial will follow at Emerald Hills Cemetery.

Condolences may be left on Carl Douglas Polly’s online guest book at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the loving staff at Pecan Manor in Kennedale, Texas and to Hospice Plus for the dignity you allowed him in the end. We are eternally grateful to our pastor and friend Marvin Raines who has been there to celebrate good times and to guide us with his wisdom and strength through the difficult times.

Ecclesiastes 3

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose on under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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