She was the widow of Leonard Polk and was a long-standing member of Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Eva was an excellent cook, enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an accomplished seamstress often making family members clothing throughout her years. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting where she made too many items to count for family members over the years.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Agie Sims, Burl Sims and Doyle Sims; one sister, Rosa Sims Reynolds; a son, Gene Patterson; two daughters, Phyllis Lynn King and Linda P. Kittler (Billy); along with two grandsons, Steven McCallie and Jason Patterson.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Patterson and William L. "Bill" Polk (Beth - deceased); three daughters, Gaye McDonald and husband David, Donna Turner husband Charlie and Carol Vaughan (Billy); two brothers, Drue Sims and Norris Sims; a sister, Becky Conliff; along with fifteen grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2023, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Hearron officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery. There will be a visitation Thursday, August 17, 2023, at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You can sign Mrs. Eva's guestbook page on this website.