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Darrell Willie Polk

Born: 2/14/1968

Died: 3/12/1995

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Darrell Polk, the son of Hampton and Ruth Polk, was born February 14th, 1968 bin Durant. He died Sunday, March 12th in a tragic car accident two miles south of Bennington.

Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Lesha Polk of Cartwright and Julie Polk of Bennington; a niece Jessica Polk of Bennington; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Darrell was a Community Health Representative for the Choctaw Nation. He was recently voted the best sign painter in Durant.

Darrell was an accomplished musician and artist. He started out playing the drums in his Dad and Uncle Dicks band. His aunt Barbara remembers that he told her one day he wanted to learn to play guitar and by the next time they had a jam session, he was playing.

Darrell was very talented, and learned quickly. He went on to play with his cousin, Michael, in a rock band and then with a young country band. Darrell also enjoyed playing gospel music with his family.

Darrell was a very fine artist, from painting portraits to signs. He was often requested to paint signs for the Choctaw Nation. His work can be seen at the Tribal Complex in Durant and the Council Grounds at Tushka Homa. Darrell is the artist who painted the new entrance sign at the Capitol Grounds last year.

Services were held at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church at Bennington on March 14th, with Chief Hollis Roberts and Rev. Paul Samuels officiating.