Videt Richard Polk

Videt Richard Polk

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Death 17 May 2002 (aged 83)
Burial Hickory, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 70522397 · View Source
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The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge, LA reports:
"Videt Richard Polk, a self-employed singer, teacher and songwriter and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell. He was 83 and a native of Pearl River. He was the president of TriState Singing Convention for 47 years, president of the National Singing Convention for five years, president of the Arkansas-Texas Singing Convention for 25 years and chairman of the Jimmy Davis homecoming for 20 years. He was listed in Who's Who of America, featured in Life magazine and listed as Personality of America. He was co-owner of Stamps Baxter Music Co., Dallas, and taught singing in many states. He was close to many governors and held three all-day gospel singings at the Governor's Mansion and on the grounds with attendance up to 50 thousand. He published 20 gospel books and has a collection of articles and gospel music books in the Videt Polk Library in Temple Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, where he was a member. Survived by his siblings, Clarence Polk, Frankie D. Polk, Donald Polk and Pearl Polk Kennedy. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Lola Polk; and siblings, Virgil and Velson Polk, Velma Herring and Stella Mae Levy. Visitation at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Monday, conducted by Brother Bobby Burnett. Interment in Evans Creek Cemetery, Evans Creek community."


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  • Maintained by: George Polk
  • Originally Created by: Mary Franks
  • Added: 28 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70522397
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Videt Richard Polk (1 Jun 1918–17 May 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70522397, citing Evans Creek Cemetery, Hickory, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by George Polk (contributor 47656176) .