Lowell “LV” Poling (Sign Guestbook)

Lowell V. Poling, age 86, passed away on December 29, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. L.V. was a faithful member and deacon at City View Baptist Church, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather- known as “Granddaddy Chief”, and a man of integrity and faith. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Knoxville as a young child when his father was commissioned as an electrical engineer to work on the TVA dams in Tennessee. He graduated from Central High School, Cumberland College and University of Kentucky. L.V. was a longtime director of the Physical Plant at the University of Tennessee. A US Army veteran, he enjoyed farming, hunting, and anything outdoors, especially with his family. He will always be remembered for his longtime membership and serving as past president of Tennessee Bear & Boar Club.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Charles V. and Anna W. Poling and brother, Charles W. Poling. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his loving wife of over 50 years, Mary C. Poling; children, Dr. Tim Frazier and wife Susan, Sandy Poling, Charles Poling and wife Donna; grandchildren, Ian Frazier, Allie Margaret Blackwell and husband Ryan, Anna McGill; great-grandchildren, Ruth Blackwell and James Blackwell; sister-in-law, Mary Fay Poling; niece Carolyn Donaubauer and husband Terry; two great-nephews, one great-niece; cousin, Bill Clark; and other extended family and friends.

The family will Receive Friends on Tuesday, January 2nd at City View Baptist Church from 4:30-6:15. The Funeral will follow at 6:30 pm, with Rev. Gene Hurley, Rev. Luckey Steele and Rev. Richard Spencer officiating. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd at 1 pm at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers are Louie Lusk, John Idol, Mike Shepherd, John Lamb, Terry Donaubauer, Norman Thomas, and Donel Ray Shelton. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to City View Baptist/ Bus Ministry, 2311 Fine Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917 in Lowell’s memory. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Poling family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.


9 guestbook entries for “Lowell “LV” Poling”:

  1. Robert & Doris (Shelton) Dukes says:

    I have many fond memories of Poling as we called him. I had a lot of respect for him and your family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  2. David Drinnon says:

    I was blessed to know uncle L.V. as Dano called him. Spent some memorable days hunting and nights sitting around the campfire
    He inspired me to start reloading my own ammo. He was a great friend that I will miss.
    My greatest sympathy to Mary Tim and Charlie and the rest of the family

  3. Kelley Young says:

    Lowell was a very sweet man. My prayers are with you & your family Mary.

  4. DIanne wyatt says:

    I was blessed to have had the chance to know Mr. LV. Will remember our good times from Turkey pen. Prayers to family, Diane

  5. The Floyd Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. During this sad time, may you take comfort in the Bible’s positive message of hope (Psalm 34:18 and John 5:28,29). Take care.

  6. Fred Young says:

    I made L. V.’s acquaintance less than two years ago and very much enjoyed regularly talking and fellowshipping with him at the weekly chat sessions and luncheons at Provision Proton in Knoxville. I will very much miss this humorous, interesting, and godly man. I would share this Scripture with L.V.’s family in this time of grief: “Jesus said unto her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever believeth in Me shall never die’.” (John 11:25—26).

  7. Chuck McCown says:

    I was honored and blessed to serve with LV & Mary on my first mission trip to Brazil in 2009. I will remember his wisdom and guidance and the respect I had for him. So sorry to the family.

  8. Al Bedinger says:

    I worked as a labor at the UT steam plant the summer of 1968, 1970 and winter quarter 1970 while a student at UT. Mr. Poling was an extremely good supervisor. I could share many stories but the best summary is that he was a good man who took care of those who worked for him.

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