Pitman Funeral Home

Service Schedule

P.W. Cash

Date: Friday, September 9
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Friday, September 9
Time: 4:00 pm

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Private family burial

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Foundation in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O.Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Dr. Polk W. Cash, Jr., was born in Bastrop, Texas; February 24, 1932, to Sadie (Gunn) and Polk W. Cash, Sr. For a time his family lived in New York City, and PW witnessed the Hindenburg explosion at age 5! After returning to San Antonio, his mother died in a car accident when he was 7; his father to a heart attack at 16. PW went to live in Houston, enlisted in the Marine Corp Reserves, graduated high school, and went to Marine boot camp and then to the USAF boot camp. He then decided that he wanted to be an airman, and did two tours in Korea with the Strategic Air Command and 5th Army Air Corp (Intelligence). PW earned the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged from both services in 1953 and attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, majoring in business and journalism. At one time PW was the editor of two newspapers and owned a third in Texas!! After graduating college he worked several jobs while taking pre-med courses at night time, and was accepted to both medical and dental school. He graduated from Baylor Dental School in Dallas in 1968 and started his dental practice in San Antonio. He practiced dentistry and won several outstanding awards and merits, and was listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World 1976-1983 for his invention of The Endometer, a device for the detection of root canals and root canal accessories. In late 1983 he retired from dentistry and moved with his family to St. Louis, MO. He worked as a substitute teacher and taught at Gifted Resource Council. In 1988 he decided to go back to college and earn his teaching certification. PW was hired as a 7th grade science teacher at Barnwell Middle School in St. Charles, MO, and enjoyed teaching there for 10 years before retiring in 2001.He is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Michele (Farnum) Cash; his sons, Richard Ryan (Liz) and Christian Lee; his daughter, Cara Lynn King (Tod); four grandchildren (Scott King, Mikayla Cash, Ryan Cash and Corey King); one niece, Ede Goza (Janet), and several cousins. He also was very close to his sister-in-law and her husband (Sandye and Dr. Gary Muncy); his sister-in-law, Darlene Neal Weaver; his nephews, Cory Neal (Rachel), Matt Muncy (Kate), Sean Muncy (Chelsea); his niece-in-law, Misti Neal and his God daughter, Kelly Muncy Warner (Rusty). He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Jill (Whipple) Cash; his parents; his sister, Margaret Louise Goza; niece, Jeanne Goza, and his many aunts and uncles. His memory will live on in the hearts of many.

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