April 18, 1924 - October 13, 2018
Robert Earle Pollard, 94, went to his heavenly Home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on October 13, 2018.
Though born in Van Nuys, CA on April 18, 1924, he spent much of his childhood in Sheep Ranch with his seven siblings. After graduating from Linden High, he entered the Army, where he served in the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, France and Austria during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946 as a Technical Sergeant. Just as he served with valor, he continued to revere the U.S. flag and freedoms, for which he fought. Upon his return, he wed his fiancee, 17-year-old Corinne, and they made their home in Stockton. In time, two daughters, Deborah and Judith, completed their family. Through his years of employment, Bob utilized his engineering and artistic talents in diverse ways: a machinist at Geiger Iron Works, a draftsman for PG&E and for a patent attorney; 20 years as the manager of a large egg ranch in Clements, and lastly, 20 years as a technician for the School of Engineering at UOP. At 81, he retired to spend time with Corinne, traveling about the the U.S. and Europe, or just enjoying their hilltop view at their Clements home, which he designed and built at age 60. They remained actively involved at Temple Baptist (now GracePoint) Church, Lodi for over 30 years. He taught us all how to persevere in life, especially when he sustained serious injuries caused by a tractor accident. He loved to tease and bring a smile to others. He is preceded in death by six of his siblings and his first granddaughter, Shyanne. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Corinne; his brother, Harold Hansen of Sonora; his two daughters, Debbie (Jim) Poelstra of Stockton, and Judie (Rich) Moreno of Stockton; four grandchildren: Tim (Melody) Poelstra of Stockton; Steven Poelstra of Seattle. WA; Sarah Moreno of Pacifica, CA; and Rich Moreno Jr. of Stockton; and two great-grandchildren, Jonah and Hannah Poelstra; along with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place on Sat., October 27 at 2 PM at GracePoint Church in Lodi. In his memory, donations may be given to The Gideons International, Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000. A special thank you to the patient, caring staff of Hospice of San Joaquin and The Commons on Thornton!
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Pollard family.
An inurnment will take place on Friday, October 26th, 2018, at 2:00pm in Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA, 95240.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at GracePoint Baptist Church, located at 801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi, CA 95242, with time pending.
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