Harold Dean Lollar
By Sparta Live | April 29, 2013 12:00 am
No services will be held in Roswell for Dean Lollar who died Monday, April 22, 2013 in Roswell. Dean will be cremated according to his wishes and will be placed next to his son Jeff in Dallas, TX.
Mr. Lollar was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Sparta, to Ardell W. Lollar and Virginia Norrod.
He was a native Tennessean, graduating from Tennessee Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree. He had a 34-year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Lollar served at locations in Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Washington and Illinois. He retired as CEO for the BSA in Chicago, Ill. His professional background included experience regarding fundraising principles, foundation management/promotion, financial, personnel, and organization management.
Mr. Lollar was elected several terms to represent member agencies in United Way board decisions. He served in Texas and Washington as voice and liaison for youth-serving organizations with the legislative bodies and state agencies. After returning to New Mexico, Mr. Lollar was involved with several civic endeavors, including serving as commander of the American Legion Post # 11, president of the Carrizozo Rotary Club, and president of the Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a board member of New Horizons (a home for the developmentally disabled), Conquistador Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Community Foundation of Lincoln County.
Mr. Lollar was preceded in death by his father and a son, Jeffrey Lollar.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy Lollar, of the family home in Roswell, N.M.; mother, Virginia Norrod, of Sparta; son, Travis Lollar and wife Gaby, of Dallas; daughter, Katie Casarez and husband Marcos, of Roswell, N.M.; sister Joyce Johnson and husband David, of Sparta; grandson, Alexander Casarez; and nephew, Matthew Johnson.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be to Jeffrey Burton Lollar Memorial Scholarship Northern Illinois University Foundation, P.O. Box 746, DeKalb, Ill. 60116-0746, www.niufoundation.org/how-to-make-a-gift.
Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory, in Roswell, N.M., is in charge of arrangements.