Hometown: Waverly, KY
Position: F Playing Weight: 160
Date of Birth: August 18, 1886
Date of Death: December 15, 1958 [Maryland - 58 - 56 OT]
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football and Track]
Obituary - Death Claims Polk Threlkeld, Lexington Herald (December 16, 1958)
Mr. Threlkeld, who was graduated from the University in 1912, played fullback on the football team, was captain of the basketball team and was a three-letter man on the track team.
He lived at 316 East High Street.
Mr. Threlkeld formerly was had of the Right-of-Way Department of Zone B of the Kentucky Department of Highways.
A native of Union County, he was a son of the late Erial Hansford and Mary Taylor Threlkeld.
He was a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, a member of the John A. Nichols Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, at Asheville, N.C., and a member of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.
In 1934, he was appointed by the governor of North Carolina as a delegate to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Commission.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Fogg Threlkeld; a son, Polk L. Threlkeld Jr., Radford, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Weaver Rutherford, Enka, N.C., and Mrs. Paul H. Stadelman, Jeffersonville, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Shacklett, Morganfield, and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas M. Johnston. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery.
Bearers will be Thomas Threlkeld, Hansford Shacklett, C.W. Hatter, Elmer Baesler, Earl Kiger, James Cornell and Otho Ward.