Donald P. Polley, Sr.

  • Died: May 23, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald P. Polley, Sr. 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday May 23, 2019. He had spent the days preceding his death surrounded by his loving family. Don was born to Wilbur and Lillian Polley in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 27, 1934. He attended Emmanuel Lutheran grade school and graduated from Central High School in 1953 and was also a veteran of the Naval Reserve. Don served the city of Fort Wayne for 22 years as a police officer, retiring as a Captain. He then went on to work with his wife Nadine to run Fairfield Galleries, the furniture store they had purchased from his family. In 1998, after selling the store to his son, Don began working for Todd Realty in Syracuse Indiana. He and Nadine owned a lake home there and enjoyed spending time with their family and friends. Don also enjoyed traveling. Some special trips were cruising Scandinavia and through the Panama Canal. He also enjoyed a trip to his ancestral homeland, the Isle of Man. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nadine Polley née Haines, daughter, Debra Marshall, son, Donald Polley, Jr. (Linda), five grandchildren, Thomas (Phylis) Polley, Michael Polley, Scott (Rachel) Polley, Kyle (Sydney) James, and Travis Marshall; and two great grandchildren, Logan and Reid. He was preceded in death by his sister Carol Jacob and his parents Wilbur and Lillian. Services will 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W Jefferson Blvd with one hour of calling prior to the funeral service. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, or Heart to Heart Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, please visit,