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Obituaries

September 20, 2013

Robert 'Jim' J. Pollock Sr.

TILTON — Robert “Jim” J. Pollock Sr., 77, of Tilton, passed away at 4:04 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at home.

Jim was born July 4, 1936, in Danville, the son of Donald and Thelma (Musson) Pollock.

He married Martha Boggess on June 18, 1977, in Danville. She survives.

He also is survived by a daughter, Teresa Pollock of Danville; son, Robert Pollock Jr. of Danville; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Rosalee) Pollock of Veedersburg, Ind., and Walter Pollock of Danville; one sister, Helen Brown of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Loretta Lapenas; and five brothers, Alva Pollock, Donald Pollock, Bill Pollock, Edward Pollock and Wendell Pollock.

Jim graduated from Oakwood High School in 1954. He worked at Teepak as a foreman for 17 years and later worked at the Public Safety Building for 10 years until he retired in 1992. Jim also worked for several years as a funeral director assistant at Wolfe Funeral Homes. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Tilton. Jim enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.

A celebration of Jim’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tilton, with Pastor Scott McCurdy officiating. Burial will follow the service in Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund. The family has entrusted the Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac to assist them and to honor Jim’s life. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.wolfeblurtonfuneralhome.com.

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