Edward L Pollard August 21, 1944 - June 09, 2019

June 12, 2019

Edward L. Pollard, age 74, of Shelbina, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital, in Hannibal, Missouri.

Ed was born on August 21, 1944, the son of Robert Leroy and Mildred Lucille Sandifer Pollard. He was united in marriage to Lola Mae Hunolt on December 9, 1977, in Clarence, Missouri.

Ed was in the family locker business for 45 years. As a meat cutter, he had quite the steady hand and no one could cape a deer as well as him. He once even saved a lamb from a sheep he was butchering and raised her. His family had lockers in Barry, Illinois, Memphis, Missouri and in 1962 they purchased the locker in Shelbina and operated it until 1994. After they sold the business, he worked for Northeast Veterinary Clinic and then Lumley Locker in LaBelle until his retirement.

He attended Bethel High School. He enjoyed NASCAR, going to car shows, and knew a lot about classic cars. Ed liked to deer hunt, go on country drives, and feed the squirrels. He enjoyed playing pool, cards with Harv and Marlene, and watching game shows. Most of all, he loved his family, his devoted wife, his kids, and his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Lola Mae Pollard; three children, Leslie Eck (Todd) of Columbia, Missouri, Justin Pollard (Megan) of Macon, Missouri, and Jason Pollard (Gina) of Leonard, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Chase Gaines (Stephanie), Chelsey Gaines, Allison, Rhett, Kale, Lane, Mace, and Zade Pollard; one step grandchild, Addison Eck; one great grandchild, Marcus Gaines; three sisters, Karen Farrell of Shelbina, Missouri, Kathy Chinn (Gary) of Macon, Missouri, and Nancy Gardner of Ankeny, Iowa; four sisters-in-law, Karen Baymiller, Linda Hendrix (Roger), Debbie Robertson, and Beth Stiefel (Tony); one brother-in-law, Johnny Hunolt and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; Mary Carol; four brothers-in-law, Gilbert Farrell, Kenny Hunolt, Bill Baymiller, and Steve Robertson.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Missouri. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to: Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Shelby County or Shelby County Senior Citizens.