OBITUARY

Leroy Pollard

September 13, 1939April 21, 2021

LEROY POLLARD was born September 13, 1939 to his loving parents, Ethel {Mabry} Pollard and Bill Pollard, in Herndon, Kentucky.

LEROY attended the public schools and Herndon, Kentucky for his early education. He was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

LEROY accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Asia Baptist Church in Herndon, Kentucky.

LEROY had a love for baseball at an early age. He even attended a baseball camp, on a professional level, with an invitation to try out for the St. Louis Negro League team. Unfortunately an injury sidelined his baseball career. He moved on to pursue other interests, including a desire to drive the truck.

LEROY moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, eventually gaining employment at Balkamp. He worked there for 40 dedicated years, with 37 of those years in his desired role as a truck driver. This allowed him to travel across the United States and ignite a desire to show his family everything he was able to see and experience on the road. “Roy”, as he was fondly known as, retired in 2005.

LEROY joined St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church when he relocated to Indianapolis. He served as a faithful member in various roles including: Usher Board #2, Trustee Board and the Brotherhood.

LEROY’s initial marriage resulted in the birth of one daughter, Kerra. Leroy later found the love of his life when he met Mary Louise Herring. They were married on June 22, 1968, he was a devoted husband until her untimely death in 2016. They enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with family. Leroy was a kind, genuine and gentle man who still enjoyed baseball and cooking. He also enjoyed the monthly lunch and breakfast outings with his trucker friends, until his health began to fail.

LEROY POLLARD departed this life on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. We were blessed to be able to be a part of his life that span for 81 years, 7 months and 8 days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pollard; mother, Ethel Pollard; father, Bill Pollard: a grandson, Marlon Herring; and sisters, Lillie Pollard and Birdie Watkins.

He leaves precious memories to be cherished by his son, Roderick (Shawna) Herring; daughters, Marlana Herring, Kerra (Khalid) Karim, Rosa Michelle Lloyd, Karana (Rudolph) Fairley, and Ladana (Charles) Miles; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Israel Pollard, William Pollard, and Bill (Michelle) Pollard; sisters, Lois Ann Carnes, Katie Wiley, and Betty Boudreaux, ****Evonne Beasley-Johnson; brother-in-law, Jimmy Haskins; sister-in-law, Thelma Galbreath; and a host of nieces, nephews, special cousins, other relatives and friends.

Public visitation for Leroy will be held from 10 am - 12 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be private.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.williamsandbluitt.com for the Pollard family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Darlene & Glynn Douglas

May 4, 2021

My prayers is with you and the family God Bless 🙏 to Everyone .

Michael Ruth

May 4, 2021

Mr. P was truly a good man. He loved the Lord and provided for his family. I always enjoyed his conversations especially about sports. He allowed me to be a part of the twins lives and will always be grateful for that. Rest now Mr. P and be with Mrs. P and I’ll see you later. I believe God said well done . 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️

Dorie Kinnaird

May 4, 2021

Dear Pollard family, I'm truly sorry for your loss of this great man. Lowell my husband and he worked at Balkamp together. Leroy was the man that trained Lowell when he started driving for them. They became life long friends. They also discovered they both had relatives in Hopkinsville, KY. Leroy and Mary were the two of the nicest people you could ever meet and become good friends. I lost Lowell 7 years ago this month and Leroy was there for me when we had his service. So thankful I knew this amazing man. My prayers to all of you for comfort.

Khevon Karim

April 28, 2021

Grandpapa, words can’t describe the amazing Grandfather you were and what you meant to me and my family. I’ll remember every moment we shared. All the laughs, jokes, sports talk, wisdom, and just overall conversation. You were so easy to talk to and so fun to be around. I know you are in a much better place now but just know we miss you dearly. I am glad that the lord gave you 81 years on this earth to touch our family only the way you could. This is off topic but I remember taking you to the gun range and laughing so hard when you almost let the gun fall out of your hands from the recoil. I remember being with you getting your smart phone and seeing you work thru text messaging with my wife. I loved the relationship you even had with my wife. You made her immediately feel like part of the family and I would always hear her talking to you about life and it would always make me smile. I will miss your voice and seeing you from time to time but I know you are no longer hurting. No longer taking medicine. No longer in and out of the hospital. NOW, you are thriving. You are smiling. You are healthy. You are with your wife and you are dancing with Jesus! After all, you are now in your real home. Have fun up there. Remember us and watch over us. We need you as our guardian angel in this crazy world. I love you and I miss you! Until we meet again! This is not goodbye but see you later! And don’t worry about your daughter, I got her down here. You just relax up there in heaven!

Saundra Crowe

April 28, 2021

Saundra Crowe Kerra auntie Dean from California would like to send blessings to the family. Was young when i knew him but as i remember he was a very nice and gently person. Glad to have known him. God is Love.

Lavenia Pollard

April 28, 2021

I love my uncle, the smell of his cigars, the travel when young to his house. I looked up to him how he raised his twin daughters. I now give u wings to fly, my loves ones my not know why, just look at the sky this is not bye bye but see you next time in the after life.

Priscilla (Shelby) Simmons

April 24, 2021

Mr. (Leroy) Pollard always had a smile on his face. He loved his wife & his children. He took up with a lot of the neighborhood kids. He most definitely earned his wings & God has gained another angel. Thank you Mr Pollard for all the things you SAID & DID. You will truly be missed.

Yvette Sayles

April 23, 2021

My uncle Leroy was such a kind, wonderful and caring man. I was always able to call him and talk to him about anything. We both loved driving. He was a long distance truck driver and he saw in me as soon as I had my license, that I loved driving. He would always tell me, "you are on the road again, Gina." Even through my difficult years, he never judged me, but he knew I was struggling and he always showed me nothing but love..always.. Uncle Leroy was the father that I never had. I will always miss his presence in my life. I couldn't ask for a better surrogate father. My life will have a void that I could never fill again.
My prayers and condolences to my cousins. I love and miss you Uncle Leroy ❤️

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