from the USTA Communications Department
Columbus, OH — Frederick Charles Polk, 88, of Zanesville, Ohio, died Oct. 12, 2018, at The James Cancer Center, Columbus.
He was born July 15, 1930, in Zanesville, a son of the late Charles and Helen Olenchuk Polk. He was the owner and operator of Polk Scrap Iron, was a United States Marine serving in the Korean Conflict and was one of the first marines that landed in Korea and was awarded two Purple Heart Medals and was one of the few that was a member of the chosen few.
He enjoyed raising and racing horses and was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association.
Mr. Polk loved nothing more than his family and was most happy bailing hay on the family farm which he loved so dearly. He went out of this world on his own terms telling people he was the Cialis spokesman and never lost his sense of humor, joking until the end.
Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Linda Butryn Polk, whom he married Feb. 3, 1962; daughters, Melinda, Jo (Daniel) Quillia and Laura (Guy) Hastings; son, Frederick C. II; grandchildren, Courtney, Mackenzie, Lynzie, Beau, Sloan, Erin, Austin, Lydia, Hunter and Dillon; great-grandsons, Jaxon and Holden; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Pete; daughter, Dorothy; great-grandson, Greyson Walker; brothers, Carl, John and Joe; and sisters, Mary Smith, Roseann Cochran and Carolyn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in his name.