Herbert Lee Polley

June 25, 1956 - December 18, 2021

Herbert Lee Polley

June 25, 1956 - December 18, 2021


Herbert Lee Polley (Lil’ Robert) was born on June 25, 1956, to Nellie and Robert Polley in Matador, Texas. Later relocating with his family to Plainview, Texas where he graduated from high school. Herbert moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1976. It was in Tulsa where he met and married the love of his life, Mrs. SueAnn Polley.


Herbert was as ambitious as he was handsome and decided to enroll in Bryan Institute College where he graduated as a Computer Programmer. Herbert also mastered the art of playing pool. He played competitively as well as for fun. It was a true blessing to share in a game of pool, cards, or dominoes with him. He was a socialite and had many friends. He loved fishing with his buddies, Brian Radford and Uncle Tee Wallace. He could always count on a good time hanging out with his close friend, Ricky Burnett, who once lived in Plainview, Texas as well. Herbert was a breeder of dogs and raised many throughout the years. He enjoyed talking to and spending time with his grandchildren. The highlight of his days were the 41 years spent with his sweetheart, SueAnn, relaxing, laughing, socializing, and watching westerns.


Herbert (Lil’ Robert) is truly loved and will be deeply missed.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lurline Polley and Zafus Polley; father, Robert Polley; stepmother, Mary Welch; and stepsister, Sandra Heard.

Herbert leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, SueAnn Polley of Tulsa, OK; mother, Nellie Polley; 3 sisters, JoAnn Coleman (Royce), LaJoyce Nails (Michael), and Carla Rizzo (Michael); 2 brothers, Tye Polley (Holly), and Paul Polley, all of Arizona; sister, Shmona Welch; brother, Marcel Polley; 2 stepbrothers, Michael R. Artberry, and James R. Artberry, all of Tulsa, OK; 2 daughters, Tasha Godfrey of Florida, and Sha’Kwita Herron of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Takiyah Jenkins, Jaelen Herron, Ronald Herron Jr., JaRohn Herron, Kennedy Godfrey, and Jhazmyn Herron; great grandchildren, Jhene Herron and Jordyn Morales; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Visitation for Mr. Polley will be held on Wednesday, December 29, from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home, 2103 E. 3rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist North Tulsa. 

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4 responses to Herbert Lee Polley

  1. My Prayers and thoughts are with you now and in the days ahead. I will miss my friend. Harriet Emerson Johnson

  2. My Condolences goes out to the family

  3. Faye Polley says:

    To the family, sorry for your loss. My nephew will be truly missed. He loved his family and his beautiful wife Sue. He checked on all of us constantly. I will miss the stories he told to make you laugh and his smile. He would call and say, "you know I have to check on you. Prayers to my family

  4. Praying for the Polley family and and and smokehouse friends

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