Sometimes, you don't have to be blood to be family.
"He would give anyone the shirt off his back at any time just to make someone happy," said Angela Smith.
Angela Smith wasn't Jack Poly's granddaughter, but she sure felt like it.
"I mean, the way he had all of us growing up, as well as his step grandchildren, stepchildren. He was just amazing with any child he came in contact with."
Angela and her mother moved in with Jack about 12 years ago to take care of him, and his ailing wife, Grace, during her last months.
"I promised I would stay on and take care of Jack and I did," said Sharon Smith.
"Jack was just a very honest, open minded person. Say anything, get straight to the punch whether you liked it or not," Angela said.
"I loved him. He was a sweetheart," Sharon said.
After years of battling health problems, this past weekend, Jack passed away.
"We helped each other. I'd be lost. And I'm lost right now. It really hurts."
Jack Poly will be buried at White Haven Memorial Park. The Army veteran served during World War II. But there's a problem.
The Smiths say they don't have enough money to ensure a proper burial. They're asking for help to bury the man that a man who gave so much to his community through the many organizations he belonged to.
"It's honestly important, extremely. He's done so much for others, it would just be right for others to do good for him," Angela said.
His family says Jack was well-known in Charlotte, and he was also well-known for some special things he did during the holidays.
"We actually played Santa and Mrs. Claus and handed out presents to the kids on Christmas Eve."
He also played the role of the Easter Bunny, and was an active member of the Lions Club and the American Legion.
His family says donations can be made directly to Thomas Funeral Home.
"He's done so much for the community. I'm hoping someone can help out a little bit," Sharon said.
Help out a man who helped so many.
"He's gonna be greatly missed."