Michael "Mike" Wayne Polly

August 20, 1980 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 41)


Michael 'Mike' Wayne Polly, 41, of Eldon, Missouri passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Mike was born August 20, 1980 in Jefferson City, Missouri to David Polly and Rita ‘Nilges’ Polly.

He was united in marriage on June 26, 2004 to Amy Johnson and together they have three sons; Noah (22) Ethan (19) and Ghram(12).

Mike's life may have been cut short, but he touched the hearts of many while he was with us; he knew no stranger. In high school he worked for Orscheln’s, enjoyed FFA and, spent countless hours in the school’s auto body shop. He built a trailer and rebuilt a truck that is still running today and this sparked an interest in mechanics that remained his entire life. Mike graduated from Eldon High School in 1999. After graduation, he became employed with Midstate Signs where he worked alongside, learned from, and became lifelong friends with Matt Scrivner and family. In 2011, Mike started working with the family business, Big-Foot Sales and Service. He was honored to take over the business operations beginning in 2015 and make it his own Big-Foot Maintenance and Repairs company. Mike earned a reputation of being hard-working, willing to learn, and honest with his customers, many of which became personal friends.

Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being outdoors. Growing up, he learned to hunt and fish with his uncles and grandpa and these became some of his favorite ways to spend time with his boys and cousins. Those who knew Mike know that he was most proud of his family.  He loved his boys and was always a role model to his nieces. His kind smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ida (Porter) Polly, Robert and Marcella Nilges, and Janet Seymour-Crider; father- and mother-in-law Earl and Betty Johnson.

Along with his wife, Amy Polly, Mike is survived by his three children, Noah (Miranda) of Tuscumbia, Ethan and Ghram of the home; parents, Rita Polly and Bruce Wansing of Eldon, David and Cathy Polly of Eugene; sisters, Miranda Montgomery, Tiffany Love, Elizabeth Robinson, Meghan Craft, and brother Beau Brinker; "adopted" grandma, Sharon Klugman and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 18, 2022 from 4 to 7pm at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Missouri.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday January 19, 2022 at 11am at Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Hutcherson officiating. Burial will follow at Dooley Cemetery near Eldon, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested In Care of the Family.



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January 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026

Funeral Service
January 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026

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