Charles Poland, Jr. obituary - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Charles Poland, Jr. obituary

Posted: Updated:
(SOURCE: Dale County Board of Education) (SOURCE: Dale County Board of Education)
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off ear of dog attacking 2-year-old daughter

    Mom bites off ear of dog attacking 2-year-old daughter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:39:22 GMT
    A mom recalls fighting a dog as the animal attacked her two-year-old daughter.
    A mom recalls fighting a dog as the animal attacked her two-year-old daughter.
  • breaking

    AMBER ALERT: Georgia officials believe suspects in Lenox area

    AMBER ALERT issued for missing Columbus toddler

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:42:24 GMT
    According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. Officials
    Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.
  • Arkansas State Police investigating officer-involved shooting

    Arkansas State Police investigating officer-involved shooting

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:58:37 GMT
    WALNUT RIDGE, AR  (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer involved shooting on Highway 34 in Walnut Ridge, according to ASP Spokesman Bill Sadler. According
    Arkansas State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer involved shooting on Highway 34 in Walnut Ridge, according to ASP Spokesman Bill Sadler.

    Region 8's Jessi Turnure reports live from Walnut Ridge at 5 and 6.
SLOCOMB, AL (WSFA) -

The following is the obituary from Sorrell's Funeral Home in Slocomb, AL.  Poland's visitation has been planned for Saturday, February 2 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Sorrell's Funeral Home in Slocomb, Alabama. His funeral will be Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Civic Center.  Flowers are being accepted or donations can be made to the Autism Society of Alabama. 

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Albert Poland, Jr. of Newton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 performing a heroic deed while driving a school bus.  He was 66.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, in the Ozark Civic Center with Rev. Ray Layton and Rev. Charles Littlefield officiating and with Dale County Superintendent of Education, Donny Bynum, delivering the eulogy.  Burial will follow in Newton City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.  Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road 2nd Fl, Princeton, NJ  08540. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  

Mr. Poland was born on July 16, 1946 in Payette, ID to Mildred Poland and the late Charles "Bert" Poland, Sr.  He was a beloved husband, father and "Paw-Paw"! A selfless man whose life exemplified the Lord he served, made the ultimate sacrifice by saving the lives of the children he loved.  They, like so many others, will always remember him as a brave hero who did not flinch in the face of adversity. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years:  Mary Janice Poland of Newton; one daughter and son-in-law:  Lydia and Eddie Hancock of Cottonwood; one son and daughter-in-law:  Aaron and Ashley Poland of Hickory, NC; grandsons:  Timothy and Ryan Hancock, Blake Poland; mother:  Mildred Poland of Athol, ID; two sisters:  Vicki Upchurch of Athol, ID and Patti Hook of Deer Park, WA; brothers-in-law:  Calvin and Stacy Skipper of Wicksburg, Marvin and Donna Skipper of Ozark, Melvin and Lavern Skipper of  Newton; sister-in-law:  Karen Skipper of Cullman; several nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.