Don Richard Pollock
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Don Richard Pollock
Don Richard Pollock, 82 of Van Buren passed away February 26, 2021 at Baptist Health Hospital in Fort Smith. He was self employed and owner of Haldon Archery in Fort Smith and manufactured Arrows for Walmart when Walmart when first started and bought their products from local manufacturers. He also remodeled and rented homes in Fort Smith. He served two years in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Robinson ranked as Petty Officer 3rd Class and as he described halfway around the world. He was always busy helping others and all his children, grandchildren, and his entire family in repairs to their homes and assisting them in any way he could. He was very creative, loved working in his yard and making his home look perfect. He loved to laugh and joke with others and family. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved all people and was respected by all whom knew him, and will be greatly missed. He was an honest man, would never cheat anyone, and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Martha Pollock, a brother Art Pollock, a sister Jo Leftwich, and a grandson Zane Pollock.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Wanda Pollock, three children Bobby Pollock (Tammy) of Roland, Oklahoma, Barbara Armstrong (Leon) of Van Buren and Lisa Sewell (Butch) of Fort Smith; a sister Louise Root of Tulsa, Oklahoma and one brother Hal Pollock of Roland, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren Michael Blythe, Steven Hine, Dwight Hine, Martha Echols, Brittany Wilson, Molly and Sherry Pollock; great-grandchildren Jacob, Alissa and Michael Blythe, Maddox Hine, Karma, Seth, and Sadie Hine, Shelby and Bo Adkinson, Madalyn and Mallory Echols and Makenzie, Madisyn and Macie Wilson.
Funeral services were 1PM, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Ocker Funeral Home with burial at Forrest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Open Hands Ministry, First Baptist Church 1121 East Main Street Van Buren, Arkansas 72956.
Thank you to Baptist Health in Fort Smith for the most loving care and dedication, of nurses, doctors, hospitalists and specialists and their friendliness, caring and concern for his family was amazing. We have never seen such loving and caring staff to assist Don through his illness.
Due to the COVID-19 cases, please wear your mask, your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com

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Published in Times Record from Feb. 27 to Mar. 7, 2021.
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March 2, 2021
I met Don in the 1970’s at his archery shop. I bought several bows and archery equipment from Don. Everyone liked Don, for his great sense of humor and he was always honest in his business dealings. Don and my family lived close to each other in the 1970’s. We used to visit each other all the time. You couldn’t meet a nicer family. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Your grandpa was a great man. Praying for you all. Phil Rickman and family
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