Larry "David" Polk

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  • - Kathy Paterson Peters
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Larry "David" Polk passed away peacefully at his home in Leavenworth, Washington on June 27, 2018 after battling an extended illness. David was born Feb 1, 1944 in Mobile, Alabama. He was the youngest child of Earl Baker Polk and Mary Elizabeth Polk (Keene). Upon graduation from Baker High School in 1962 he moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the FBI. David moved to the State of Washington and new job opportunities as a surveyor in the late 1960's. He was very proud to have worked during the entire construction phase of the Seattle Kingdome. After completion of the Kingdome David moved to Bellingham, WA where he met his wife of 48 years Sandra Lee Polk(Shelton). David and Sandra spent many years living in Snohomish and Whatcom County. They fulfilled their dream of having a log home built on their vacation property in Leavenworth Washington in 1998. David retired in 2016 after 30 plus years working for Puget Sound Energy. He worked at numerous locations from Bellevue to Bellingham as well as in the Ellensburg area. Dave was also an active member of IBEW 77. David was an avid sports fan and faithfully cheered on the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Watching sports in person or on TV was a favorite activity, as well as serving as a basketball referee for youth basketball. David especially love traveling to Orange Beach Alabama to enjoy their beach condo with family and friends. David is survived by his wife Sandra, sister, Lorna Hall of Mobile AL, brother Allen Polk (Robin) Baton Rouge, LA, sister-in-law Marsha Shadmand Burlington,WA, brothers-in-law, Randy Shelton(Penny) Union WA, Robert Shelton(Louisa)Lahaina, Maui HI and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be truly missed by his beloved four-legged friends Zack and Bea. Private cremation will be followed by burial at Ten Mile Cemetery, Whatcom County following the death of his spouse. In memory of David the family encourages donations to your local Animal Shelter or Hospice Organization.
Published in Bellingham Herald on July 11, 2018