James Edward Poland
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75, of Richmond, Va., passed away on July 24, 2021, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. degree in business. James has served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marian R. Poland; his father, Berkeley H. Poland; and brother, Wayne Poland. Survived by his wife, Mary Jones; his son, Burke Poland; his daughter, Hayley Poland; brother, Randy Poland; daughter-in-law, Erin Poland; grandchildren, Landon B. Poland and Addisyn Poland; nephews, Billy Joe Poland, Michael Poland, and Douglas Poland. James was a dedicated employee of Estes Express Lines where he worked for many years as an accountant. He was an avid sports enthusiast in which he played collegiate baseball, and football. He enjoyed playing softball in his adult years and attending his children's sporting events. James was a proud father and grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with his family. In his retirement years he enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. A Memorial Service will be held 12noon, Monday, August 16, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Inurnment will follow at 3pm at Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 10300 Pridesville Rd. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Children's Hospital of Richmond.
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