Richard Polivka

October 13, 1943 - October 8, 2021

10/13/1943 - 10/08/2021

Past Services

Saturday November 27, 2021
3:00 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Richard Edward “Rich” Polivka, 77, of Hendersonville passed away October 8, 2021, after a period of declining health. Born in Chicago to the late Frank and Mildred Polivka; Rich is also predeceased by a brother Frank Polivka.

Upon graduating highschool, Rich volunteered to serve our country; he was a proud US Marine and Vietnam Veteran. After serving in the Marines, Rich was employed as an installer and repairman for Bell Telephone Company; he retired at the age of 54 following thirty-three years of service. Rich was a member of the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he enjoyed being a deacon. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Left to cherish Rich’s memory are his beloved wife of fifty-four years Shirley Miller Polivka; children Lora (Jeremy) Patton, Dawn (Kris) Christianson of Jasper, Indiana, Richie Polivka; grandchildren Jordyn and Ciara, Stephen, Nick and Cassidy; and a brother Terry Polivka (Trish) of Naperville, Illinois. Rich leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Hendersonville, North Carolina, with Pastor Ivan Blake officiating.

A memorial service honoring the life of Richard Polivka will be held at Fletcher Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Saturday, November 27th, 2021, at 3pm.

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Judy Gibbs
11 months ago

So sorry for your loss, Shirley. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wayne Wood
11 months ago

I worked with Richard for many years and always enjoyed his company. He was always full of love and a positive influence. I am so sorry for your loss.

Cheryl Metcalf
11 months ago

So sorry for your loss

Carol, Erin & Cici
11 months ago

Shirley and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts. Sending hugs from Ky.

Karen Hummel
11 months ago

Rich you will be missed. I always enjoyed you and aunt Shirley coming to visit, also so glad to see you this summer at family reunion.

Teresa H Rogers
11 months ago

Shirley I just want to say how sorry I am for you and your family at this time. You were such a good friend to my Mother. Thanks for all you do. God Bless you during this time and the times to come.
Thinking of you
Terry Rogers

John Wooten
11 months ago

Great Guy…Great Friend…Great Co-Worker…My thoughts and prayers are with all the family…A Great Guy will truly be missed !