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06/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Jack Polick

Jack Wesley Polick
(d. 27 June 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1936

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  Jack Polick, Class of 1936, passed away in Newport News on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the age of 89. 

From the Daily Press - 06/30/08:

                     Jack Wesley Polick
  NEWPORT NEWS - Jack Wesley Polick, 89, passed away at Riverside Regional Medical Center on June 27, 2008, after a brief illness.

He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., but lived for many years in Newport News. Mr. Polick was preceded in death by Roberta Mae Bruington Polick, his loving wife of 62 years; his parents, Ernest Clyde Polick and Susan Alice Doles Polick; brother, Edward Polick; sisters, Polly Speakman and Mary Speakman; daughter, Barbara Yvonne Nelson; son, James Edward Polick; and special friend of the last few years, Jo Argabright.
Jack Wesley Polick

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Susan Cline and her husband, Thomas G. Cline, of Hampton, and son-in-law, Bill Nelson and his wife, Pat, of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Angela and Fred Puryear of Raleigh, N.C., David and Lisa Nelson of Rocky Mount, N.C., Debra Mitchell of Newport News, James Jr. and Tami Polick of Newport News, Lori and Steve Dunn of Poquoson, Wesley and Katherine Cline of Decatur, Ga., Timothy and Sonja Cline of Reston, and Tammy and Scott Wills of Ruckersville; 13 great-grandchildren, Michelle and Kimberly Puryear of Raleigh, Becca Nelson of Vacaville, Calif., Jessica and Lynsy Howard of Rocky Mount, N.C., Stephen, Chris, Kellyn, and Kathryn Dunn, and Jeffrey Wakefield of Poquoson, Anna Sophia, Adrianna, and Timothy Albert Cline of Reston, and two more great-grandchildren on the way; one great-great-grandson, Conner Puryear of Raleigh; and sister, Patricia Buck of Bethlehem, Pa.; as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends.

Mr. Polick graduated from Newport News High School and then joined the Newport News Shipyard in 1936. He graduated from the Apprentice School in 1941. He joined the Army in December of 1944 and was commissioned as an officer in August 1945. He served in LeHavre, France, during World War II and was discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant in November 1946, earning the American Campaign and WWII Victory medals. He returned to the Shipyard and retired from the Design Department after a career spanning 40 years. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and touched the lives of hundreds of pre-school children as he lovingly taught them in the Church nursery for over 30 years. He also had many friends at Morrison United Methodist Church and through bowling and golf, his avid hobbies of the last 60 years.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Temple Baptist Church, Harpersville Road, Newport News, with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News.

Mr. Polick will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Baptist Church Preschool/Children's Extreme Makeover Fund or the charity of your choice.
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Published in the Daily Press on 6/30/2008.
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Linda and family, I have many fond memories of working with "Mr. Jack" in the nursery at Temple. My children each had their turn having "Mr. Jack" as their teacher and enjoyed every minute with him. He was a great friend and leader. He will be missed. My heart goes out to each of you.
Karen and Ed Shelton (Newport News, VA) - June 30, 2008
It was a wonderful opportunity for all of us at Morrison UMC to have known Jack in the last few years. He was always smiling and brightening each of our days. He joined us on many an outing to share in meals. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to his family. May God bless you in this time as you celebrate his life.
Dede Parrish -  June 30, 2008





   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Polick family at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1947
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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