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Russell Pollard

11/26/1979 - 10/13/2020

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The family of Russell Pollard will celebrate his life of 40 years at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Morton Memorial Cemetery. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation.  The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days at www.memorialdesigners.net. The family would love for you to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.  Your contribution in this way will mean so much to the family and will provide comfort in the years to come.

Russell Pollard was born on November 26, 1979, to Terry Pollard and Jonice Killough in Muleshoe, Texas. He married Tracy Nixon on October 17, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas.

Russell was raised on a cotton farm about a mile north of a tiny town in West Texas called Stegall.  Much of his early childhood was spent going on country adventures with his brother, cousins, and friends.  On any given day, they’d go chase cows, walk down to Grand mom and Pop’s house, play basketball, ride around on the go-cart or shoot bb-guns (sometimes at each other.)

Russell attended Three Way ISD from kindergarten through his graduation.  He was the salutatorian of his class and received the Superintendent’s Award for being the student-athlete with the highest GPA in high school.   He excelled at his academics, football, and basketball.

Russell was many things to many people.  He met and kept many close friends through his work.  He was the happiest we’ve seen him over the last couple of years after he met the love of his life, Tracy.  They took and planned many adventures.  Russell loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing with Tracy and their close friends.

Family was so important to Russell and he cherished the time he got to spend with them.  Russell had a big heart and if you were lucky enough to be loved by him, you knew a love like no other.  His hugs were legendary!

Russell was a poet, philosopher, advisor, and deep thinker.  He enjoyed discussions and debates on politics, religion, and life.  Those closest to him spent many hours after closing time, maybe on a back porch somewhere, reminiscing, discussing the deeper meanings of life, or just chatting about whatever.

Russell touched the lives of so many.  He was a husband, stepdad, son, grandson, uncle, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, and confidant.  He was loved by so many and his unique soul will truly be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy Pollard, stepsons, Jonah and Bishop Rodriguez, father, Terry Pollard, mother, Jonice Killough, brother, Scott Pollard, and his wife, Erin, nieces, Stella and Alyvia Pollard, and maternal grandmother, Savannah (Shug) McCamish. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Morris Killough, paternal grandparents, Carl and Elsie Pollard.

Memorials

The family of Russell Pollard has set up a https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-russell-pollard-fund to assist the family in covering his final expenses.

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Graveside Service

Location: Morton Memorial Cemetery
Date:10/20/2020
Start Time:3:00 pm
End Time:4:00 pm

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10 Comments on “Russell Pollard”

  1. So Sorry for your loss.. Russell was a special friend that I met from my daughter. I will be praying for your family during this time..

  2. I am so sad to hear this news. My heart breaks for you, Jonice and Terry. I know there is nothing I can say to ease your pain. Just know how much I love you both and I am praying for you, Scott, Tracy and the rest of the family. I have many wonderful memories of your family and our family at the lake and hanging out years ago. Cherish the good memories you have of Russell. That’s all I have of my boys now.

  3. Russell was a very kind and welcoming soul. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Gone way too soon. He definitely made this world a better place. All of my love.

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    ‪You are all in my thoughts and prayers as we grieve a beautiful life gone too soon. Farther along we will understand why, but until then, my prayer is that the Lord will wrap his arms around each and every one of you giving comfort and strength. Jonice, my heart breaks so for you especially, the loss of a child is a grief like no other.‬
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  6. I am so sorry for this great loss. Russell was a kind person with a very sweet soul. I will always look fondly on the memories we have working together so many years ago. My deepest condolences to Russell’s family during this time.

  7. My heart hurts with yalls even as you say goodbye. We all know that this will not be the last time we will have to say tha he’s not here or he won’t be there. No words can take away that pain and no one knows when it will happen. Just know that he will always be there when you need a good laugh or a good cry.
    Terry I know that you are hurting but don’t let the pain take him away from you. We all love you and I sure do miss you.
    Neecy you’re stronger than you think. You as well are loved.

    A very wise man told me once in a time that I was facing the death of a child, “Everyone handles things the way they need to”. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Compare your grief to no one else’s expectations of what you should be feeling.

    Scott, it’s ok to cry if you feel like it! Strength will come from the people who love you.

  8. Thank you for the great hugs and for being so sweet. God bless you Russell. I’ll miss not seeing you when I visit. Prayers for you and your family.

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