Rodney “Rod” Myron Polk Jr., 48, of Lexington, formerly of Kuttawa, died Saturday, June 6, 2020.

He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was employed by Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical. He was a member of Southland Christian Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He enjoyed family activities, UK basketball, hiking, horse racing, travel and photography.

Polk is survived by his wife, Corbitt Carter Polk of Lexington; his parents Rodney M. Polk and Betty Smith Polk of Kuttawa; two daughters, Addison “Addie” Clarabelle Polk and Malena Ruby Polk; a sister, Angela “Angie” Polk (Bruce) Lee of Kuttawa; a niece, Victoria Lee (Keaton) Shewcraft of Marion; a nephew, Austin D. Lee of Atlanta; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ralph D. and Ruby Anderson Smith; and his paternal grandparents, W.R. and Doris Rushing Polk.

A memorial celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville. Memorial visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

State-mandated COVID-19 restrictions remain for services. This includes the minimum 6 feet of distancing within the facility at all times. During this difficult time, loved ones may show support by joining the “Hugs from Home” program, where a message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Visit to send a hug by 5 p.m. today (Wednesday).

Memorial contributions may be made to: Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356.