The Duncan Banner

December 11, 2012

Joseph W. Pollard

Sept. 16, 1916 — Dec. 9, 2012

The Duncan Banner


Joseph W. “Joe” Pollard 96, of Bella Vista, Arkansas formally of Duncan, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Bella Vista.

Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Duncan Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Allen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.

There will be a family visitation 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Joe was born on Sept. 16, 1916, on the Pollard ranch east of Duncan, Okla. to Noah E. and Rovilla Pollard.

Joe was an avid fisherman and hunter and had many sportsmen “buddies” in the Duncan area. He retired from Halliburton in 1979 after 35 years of services and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Duncan, before moving in 2008, to Bella Vista, Ark.

His loving wife of 65 years, Roberta, passed away in 2008. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Weatherly and husband Homer of Bella Vista, and Robbie Tyler and husband Wendall of Grove, Okla.; two sisters, Ruby Roberts of Moore, and Velma Ketchum of Duncan; a brother Noah Pollard Jr. of Ardmore; three granddaughters, Kimberly Leonard and husband John, Robbin Bond and husband Larry, Kelli Cleary and husband Doug all of Edmond; and one grandson, Joel Tyler and wife Melissa of Duncan; and six great grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five sisters and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.