James Thomas Pollard (77)
Birth: October 12, 1945
Death: April 30, 2023
James Thomas Pollard, 77, of Cowling, IL, died Sunday, April 30, 2023, at his home. He was born October 12, 1945, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Clarence Owen Pollard and James Margaret (Griffin) Pollard. He was married to Karen (Williams) Pollard on August 12, 1966, and she survives.
James retired as a Chief Warrant Officer from a career in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Grayville. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, metal detecting, and antique cars.
Survivors include his wife Karen Pollard of Cowling; daughters Kelly (Richard) Hershman of Fortville, IN, Michele Walsh (Stephanie Cortez) of Grayville, Rachael (David) Jackson of Grayville; sisters Barbara McCulley of Hogansville, GA, Judy (Allen) Schweitzer of LaGrange, GA; grandchildren Christina (Kevin) Teverbaugh, Richie Hershman (Kaynah Duffy), Nikolaus (Joni) Stickles, Tabetha (Jimmy) Pifer, Tyler (Brianna) Walsh, Victoria Jackson; great-grandchildren Kennedy, Kahleesi, Payton, Tiana, Levi, Nathaniel, Kailey, Lydia, Rey Lynn.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Gerald Pollard; and granddaughter Leanna Jackson.
Visitation and funeral are Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, IL. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at 12 noon. Burial with military honors will be in Old Union Cemetery south of Grayville.
Memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, IL.