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William D. Polley, Jr.

October 23, 1943 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 78)


A celebration of life for William D. Polley Jr., 78, of Winnsboro TX, is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. He was welcomed home in the arms of his Lord and Savior while visiting with family and friends on July 27, 2022, in Terrell, TX. Bill was born on October 23, 1943, in Myrtle Beach S.C. to William Dee Polley Sr. and Doris Mae Slocum Polley, both of whom preceded him in death along with his loving wife of 56 years Carolyn Gwen Polley and great grandson William Dean Wampler.

Bill grew up in Carrollton, TX. and graduated Carrollton High School in 1962. Upon graduation Bill joined the U.S. Navy with his life long best friend Johnny Arthur. After serving in the Vietnam War, Bill returned home to Carrollton and started his career in the Automotive business. Most of his years were spent at Stephenson Motor Company, where he won many awards. During this time, he also served as a reserve Deputy Sheriff for Dallas County, where he was a firearms instructor and was active with the Sheriff’s Posse.

Bill moved to Terrell TX. in 1987 where he enjoyed the country life and became active in the rodeo world. At this point in his life, Bill found his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He became active in Oak Grove Baptist Church and was ordained as a Deacon. Bill loved the Lord and later was ordained as a Pastor. He began preaching at the high school rodeos and later was one of the founders of Caney Creek Cowboy Church in Grand Saline, TX. Through the years Bill led many people young and old to the Lord and made friendships of a lifetime. After Gwen’s passing, Bill found new companionship with his current wife Beverly, of which they enjoyed two years together before his passing.

Bill is survived by wife, Beverly Polley of Winnsboro and her family. Brother Frank Polley and wife Sissie of Little Elm. Uncle Pete Slocum and wife Candy of Terrell, Daughter Cheryl Bodin and husband Paul of Punta Gorda, FL. Son Billy Polley and wife Lisa of Terrell. Nine grandchildren and Nineteen great grandchildren, and special lifelong friends Johnny and Carol Arthur of San Marcus, Ca. Bill was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all the ones he has touched in this life.

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 Service Program


Celebration of Life
August 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home
1701 Goodnight Blvd
Wills Point, TX 75169

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