BROOKLET, Ga. — Mr. George W. Pollard, age 96, died on Saturday, May 26th, at his home, under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
Mr. Pollard was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County. He attended school in Brooklet and later served in the United States Army during WWII in the European Theatre. During his service in Europe, he spent nine months as a POW before being released and making his way back home.
He enjoyed farming but also worked for Rockwell as a machinist for several years and later worked for Loxcreen until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW and attended Leefield Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Betty Jean Buie Pollard; his parents, Wallace and Pearl Pollard; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his two brothers; and his sister.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Ivey Miller; three sons and a daughter-in-law, George Wayne and Pam Pollard, Emory Pollard, and Benny Pollard, all of Brooklet; 10 grandchildren, Angie and Billy Mock, Susan Miller, Gary Carter, Skie and James Marsh, Tracy and Allison Pollard, Josh Pollard, Joline Pollard, Jacey Pollard, Ben and Rebecca Pollard, and David Pollard; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Howard Rushing officiating, assisted by Wayne Pollard.
Interment will be at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Joel Bettis, Tucker Bettis, Sean Brannen, Brooks Edwards, Tyler Thompson and Jake Deal.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, May 29, 2018
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