Robert “Bob” Eugene Pollard, 91, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on October 28, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 4, 1922 in Argenta, Illinois, the son of Clarence Albert and Julia (Hahn) Pollard.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 31, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Funeral Services will be at 1 PM Friday, Nov. 1 at Yarber Mortuary, with Interment at Walker Chapel Cemetery, Mountain View.
Bob was united in marriage to Esther Florence Saffell on October 2, 1974 in El Cajon, California.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Esther; brother, David Pollard; and stepson, Edwin Saffell.
Survivors include his daughters, Rene Lynne Hartman and husband, Cleve, of Summersville, MO, Vicki Lynn Maston of Mountain View, and June Faye Swanson and husband, Methven, of Mountain View; grandchildren, Aaron Ray Parfitt and Carla of Springfield, MO, Laurie Maston of Lakeside, CA, Johnna Sherman of Birch Tree, MO, Jessica Havens of Kansas City, MO, Joy Swanson and husband, Scott Davis, of St. Louis, MO, and Colleen Daniels and husband, Craig, of Thomasville, AL, Eddie Jalali and husband Sahba of Columbia, MO, Steven Saffell and wife, Trina, active duty Air Force, Cherie Tapp and husband, Mike, of St. Louis, MO; twelve great grandchildren; and a multitude of family and friends.
Bob was a proud World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lexington CV-4 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. After leaving the Navy, Bob attended Millikin University in Illinois, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He worked in Finance, as a Surveyor, in a feed store, a Cheese Plant, business owner, and was a rural mail carrier during his lifetime.
Golfing was a lifelong passion and he played the game as long as he could. He loved traveling, dancing, and just celebrating life. Bob never considered anyone a stranger; and it didn’t take him long to make people he met feel like old friends. Many times, gathered around the kitchen table, he would exclaim he was the “Luckiest guy in the world.” We were the lucky ones; having been a part of his life. Robert Pollard will be missed.