John was born in Bee County, to James and Lena Roehr Poldreck. John proudly served his country in the United States Army, where he served during World War II from 1942 through 1945; nine of those months were spent in combat. John was part of the 38th Division that known as the “Avengers of Batan”. He was also a (BAR) “Browning Automatic Riffle Gunner” having fought in New Guinea, the Southern Philippines Island Campaign, Layte, Samar, Batan (Zig Zag Pass) and Luzon. Mr. Poldreck was very proud of his accomplishments and decorations and medals that he received. On November 17, 1968, John married Ramona Villanueva at the Pawnee Café.
John is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Ramona V. Poldreck; his sons, Lee Roy Poldreck and John Poldreck and wife, Linda; his sister, Ruth Pittman; and his 2 loving grandchildren, Marlena “Lana” Poldreck and Jordan Poldreck. Mr. Poldreck is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Walter, Edwin, John, Alex, Benny, Ernest and Louie Poldreck.
Graveside services were in the Weesatche Cemetery, Weesatche, Texas, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 10:00 A.M.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of:
Eckols Funeral Home, Kenedy