James Edward Pollard

By | May 14, 2019 3:00 pm

James Edward Pollard, 81, of Smithville, passed away May 12, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Pollard was born Nov. 23, 1937, in White County, to Willie Lee Pollard and Zonnee Lee Luna Pollard.

He retired as a heavy equipment mechanic but had a career that involved the railroad and other jobs that sent him all over the world.

Mr. Pollard served his country in the U.S. Air Force, in Vietnam, and still worked on cars in retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dora Faye Pollard; and brothers, Elijah, David, and Junior Pollard.

Survivors include his daughters, Deborah Pollard (Barry) Mason, of Walling, Beverly (Brian) Ingram, of Crossville; grandchildren, Mary Beth (Adam) Price, Rebecca (Joshua) Christy; great-granddaughter and his pride and joy, Lilith Marie Christy; sister, Virgie Young; brothers, William Pollard, Charles Pollard; special nephew, Jerry Pollard; special great-nephew, Alex Pollard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m., May 18, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home, with full military honors by the Veterans’ Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m., May 18, at the funeral home.

Cremation and memorial arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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