Charles Albert Poland, Jr.
July 16, 1946 ~ January 29, 2013
February 1, 2013
Charles "Chuck" Albert Poland, Jr. of Newton,
Alabama, 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 p.m. on
Sunday, February 3, in the Ozark Civic Center
with Reverend Ray Layton and Reverend 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 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Mr. Poland was born on July 16, 1946, in
Payette, Idaho, 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, he 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
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years:
Mary Janice Poland of Newton; daughter and
son-in-law: Lydia and Eddie Hancock of
Cottonwood, Alabama; son and daughter-in-law:
Aaron and Ashley Poland of Hickory, North
Carolina; grandsons Timothy and Ryan Hancock and
Blake Poland; mother Mildred Poland of Athol,
Idaho; sisters Vicki Upchurch of Athol and Patti
Hook of Deer Park, Washington; brothers-in-law
Calvin and Stacy Skipper of Wicksburg, Alabama,
Marvin and Donna Skipper of Ozark, Alabama, and
Melvin and Lavern Skipper of Newton;
sister-in-law Karen Skipper of Cullman, Alabama,
several nieces and nephews and other extended
family and friends.
Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb, (334)
886-7777, is in charge of arrangements. Please
sign the guest register at
www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com. Sign the guest