In Memory of  Larry Lee Pollard age 72, born 6/30/1944, died 9/17/2016 - Marion County, Brilliant, Alabama

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Mr. Larry Pollard - Obituary

Mr. Larry Lee Pollard, age 72 of Brilliant, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Larry was a 1962 Graduate of Brilliant High School, a member of the undefeated 1961 Brilliant Tigers baseball team, holder of 15 Alabama state checker champion titles, and one national checker champion title. Larry was a founding member of Brilliant Church of God, he started Pollard Motors in 1969 and was owner /operator until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Aaron and Vera Lee Flippo Pollard. He is survived by his wife, Tena Pollard, daughters, Melissa Tucker of Brilliant, Anita Gable (Phillip) of Double Springs, and Kelly Pollard of Brilliant, a son, Anthony "Chip" Pollard (Donna) of Brilliant, grandchildren, Jessica Tucker, Blake Young, Jacie Cummings and Macy Cummings, great grandchildren, Emma Brooke Randolph, and Madalyn Blake Young, a brother, David Pollard (Joan) of Tuscumbia, nephews, Dwayne and Andy Pollard, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Greg Webb and Jerry Norris will officiate. The visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Pollard family.  |  |  Home of Alabama Checkers  Larry won Nationals: (majors '96) & (minors '92)  |  Fond Memories – Friends define Pollard’s legacy | 9/28/16 Journal Recorder

I just heard Larry Pollard died about 3 hours ago CT 4:00 pm Saturday 9/17/2016.  I talked to Kelly but I did not get into specifics. She indicated she will start making arrangements tomorrow. Larry had his 72 birthday June 30th.  Larry was the Sponsor of the Alabama State Open and District 5, as well as ACF D5 Mgr.  I have no information about the AL/D5 upcoming tournament, but will be in touch.  I will also post his obituary and a link when available.   JR    

More about Larry's funeral service:
Viewing: Monday 6:00 pm 9/19/16
Funeral: Tuesday 2:00 pm 9/20/16 -
from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens
Bowen Funeral Home in Winfield, AL -
Address: 981 State Highway AL-253, Winfield, AL 35594  | Phone: 205-487-4327
Kelly Pollard said, "They planned the funeral arrangements with checker players in mind in hopes of any who could make it down at least Tuesday."

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