Hazel Olean Polk

Hazel Olean Polk

Hazel Olean Polk

February 21, 1947~February 16, 2024

Hazel Olean Polk 76, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024. Hazel was born on February 21, 1947 in McKenzie, Alabama to Ois and Lillian Browder.

Hazel grew up in Crestview and met the love of her life Johnny. They married and started their family. Hazel was a loving mother and wife. She supported her husband and his construction business. She also was an Okaloosa County School bus driver for many years. She had a love for the outdoors including fishing and hunting. She would rather be hunting, and her wall display demonstrates her success. Hazel was proud of all her children and grandchildren and instilled in them the love of outdoors as well. Hazel never met a stranger and always welcomed family and friends into her home.

Hazel is preceded in death by: Father, Ois Browder, Mother, Lillian Browder, Father in-law Mr. Bill Polk, Mother in-law, Othene Polk, sister, Lillian Rogers, brothers, Cody and Paul Browder, granddaughter, Robin Nicole Middlebrooks.

Survived by: Husband: John W. Polk Jr. of 60 years, and her beloved fur companion “prissy”

Son: Jeff Polk (wife Mandy)

Daughters: Sherry Strickland, Tammy Polk, Cindy Bell (husband Kevin)

Sister: Nita Miller

Grandchildren: Shannon Reed (husband Mathew), Jonathan Brooks, Tristin Barry (husband Jim), Cameron Thomas (fiance Patti), Ashley Hale (husband Andrew), Austin Polk (wife Shelby), Zack deGraaf (wife Natalie), Carson Polk.

Great Grandchildren: Haleigh, Maddie, Wyatt, Amrielle, Kelsie, Khloe, Seth, Kobi, Tommy, Mattie, Ella, CJ, Ellie Grace.

Sister in-law Dale Shirey (husband Jim), Carla Polk, and numerous nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 beginning at 6:oo p.m. from The Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Mr. Kevin Casey speaking. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. * Please wear Camo, if you wish in honor of Momma.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

You can share memories and offer condolences at brackneyfuneralservice.com
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements








Robin Gambill

February 19, 2024, 7:28 pm

So very sorry of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all


February 19, 2024, 7:35 pm

I’ll remember her as always with a smile and lots of laughs. Open arms. Kind and considerate.
You will so be missed.

Debra Miller

February 19, 2024, 7:47 pm

Such a sweet soul…your family will miss you dearly ❤️…many great times at the bus shop talking with you❤️❤️RIP❤️

Cyndi n Josh

February 19, 2024, 11:26 pm

Hazel..We will truly miss you dearly. Josh and I loved you so much. You were such an Amazing soul, you touched our hearts with your love and laughter. RIH Sweet Lady.

Debra Miller

February 19, 2024, 11:28 pm

Such a sweet lady…I just loved you so much…your family will miss you dearly ❤️…many great times at the bus shop talking with you❤️❤️RIP❤️

Sherilyn Taylor-Brown

February 20, 2024, 6:15 am

I remember Cindy invited us over to her moms house for Easter because we had no family in Florida. Was welcomed with such love by the family and her momma❤️

Tammie Williams

February 20, 2024, 9:41 am

Im so so sorry to here this, she was such a beautiful woman inside and out, she will b deeply missed ❤ loved running into her n the woods years ago, she sure loved her hunting!
R.I.P. sweet lady

Michaela Morgan

February 20, 2024, 2:23 pm

Mrs. Hazel was very sweet and always welcomed anyone with open arms, even her “bus kids.” She was a wonderful mom, friend, and bus driver. She will forever be missed ❤️

Delmer and Harriet Adams

February 20, 2024, 2:39 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Johnny and your family at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy,

Glenda Pennington Wynn

February 20, 2024, 9:41 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Johnny and your family. It is a blessing to have been married this long and to have children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Hazel’s
memory will live on forever. In God’s Love, Glenda

Diane Smith

February 21, 2024, 12:59 am

Jeff and Mandy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. With my deepest sympathy.

Aurelita Swain

February 21, 2024, 4:34 am

Cindy and Kevin,
So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I can’t make the memorial service but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.🙏🏻

Donnie and Jeanette Prater

February 21, 2024, 12:27 pm

Sweet lady,with a sweet family.
Holding all of you close to our hearts, and keeping you in our prayers.

Helen Koehn

February 21, 2024, 2:41 pm

Ms Hazel Willie Fred and I will miss you so much. We love you so much.

Connie McDowell

February 21, 2024, 10:48 pm

Praying for you all. Love y’all

CharMel Harker Fowler

February 26, 2024, 8:29 pm

My beautiful, sweet friend, I will always remember you with love. Always full of laughter and kindness, you will be missed, yet you will remain in our hearts daily.
CharMel and Tram

Laura Duckworth Wilson

April 6, 2024, 4:27 pm

I loved you so dearly and I will miss you so much. Praying for all your loved ones.

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