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Charles Landon Polk

July 14, 1976 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 45)


          Funeral services for Charles Landon Polk, 45, of Lufkin will be held Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Shafer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gene Hazell officiating. Interment will follow in the Fielder Memorial Cemetery.

          Mr. Polk was born July 14, 1976 in Lufkin, Texas to Wanda (Hardy) and James Preston Polk, and died Saturday, August 28, 2021 in a local hospital.

          Mr. Polk was a lifetime resident of Lufkin and a 1994 graduate of Lufkin High School. Landon was a hardworking, conscientious and loyal employee for Floors Unlimited where everyone there, along with every person he came in contact with, admired, respected and instantly found him to be a kind, caring and generous man. There was always a huge smile on his face when he was with family, friends, and even those whom he did not know but who would soon recognize what a wonderful and special person he was. The world around him became a better place when you knew him.

           Landon was third generation in the family flooring business and was always proud to give credit to his grandfather, his dad, and his brother in crafting his trade and always strived to do his work to perfection. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy’s fan and loved watching the games with his sons, Tyler and Dillon. He also enjoyed hunting for arrowheads and bass fishing. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially weekly meetings for lunch at Morales with his mom and brother, Eric. There are no words to express how much we will all miss him. Landon was a lifetime member of Timber Creek Church.

          Survivors include his wife, Shanna (Gee) Polk of Lufkin; mother, Wanda Polk and special friend Keith Forsythe of Lufkin; sons, Tyler Polk and fiancée Makenna Swearingen of Lufkin, Marcus Dillon Polk and special friend Valerie Hamilton of Zavalla; daughters, Ashley Smith and husband Chris, and Brittney Gee, all of Lufkin; grandchildren, OttieMae, Addison, LaFe, Braxley, Casen, Mavie, Evee, Paisley, and one on the way; brother and sister-in-law, James Eric and Jodie Polk of Etoile; nieces, Emily Polk and Holly Polk, both of Etoile; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Danny and Chelmar Read of Huntington; and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.

          He was preceded in death by his father; James Polk; son, Chris Gee; and grandparents, Marcus and Eva Polk, Fred and Maurine Hardy.

          Pallbearers will be Tyler Polk, Dillon Polk, Eric Polk, Cody Bailey, Jared Kendrick, and Chris Smith.

          Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Hardy, Edward Bailey, and Keith Forsythe.

          The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

          The funeral service will be livestreamed at or on the Shafer Funeral Home facebook page.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


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September 4, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353

Funeral Service
September 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
September 5, 2021

Fielder Memorial Cemetery
817 Fielder Cemetery Rd
Lufkin, TX 75901

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