Obituary: Troy Ross ‘Buck’ Pollard

phobitbuck-pollardTroy Ross ‘Buck’ Pollard

Oct. 28, 1926 ~ Oct. 18, 2016

Troy Ross (Buck) Pollard was born in a converted barn in New Boston, Texas, on Oct. 28, 1926, and left this earth on Oct. 18, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Most of his school years were spent in Salem, Ill. He joined the army and spent the last three years of WWII in New Jersey before joining his family in the oil fields of Rangely, Colo., where he met and married the love of his life, Gloria Kyner. They lived in Rangely, Colo., most of their adult lives, running several successful businesses including Pollard Contracting, B&M Service and Pollard’s Ute Lodge in Meeker, Colo. After retirement they spent winters in Queen Valley, Ariz., before relocating to Marble Falls, Texas, in 2008. He was an active member of the Episcopal Church and the Masonic Lodge. Buck was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Ruby Pollard, his three siblings and his oldest daughter, Terry “Pepper” Nimon. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gloria, and his daughters, Troya Kathleen Anderson-Lightman (Bryan) of Las Vegas, Nev., and Londa Ann Chandler (Philip) of Marble Falls, Texas, and his adopted son, Tom Peterson (Colleen) of Durango, Colo., as well as eight grandsons: Joshua Ott, Nathan (Victoria) and Ryan (Michelle) Anderson, Denver (Annie), Christopher (Marie), Donovan and Dalton Chandler and one granddaughter, Jancie Chandler Russell, as well as 13 great-grandchildren. Buck never met a stranger and will be missed by his family and many friends. Cremation will be followed by a small family service in Meeker, Colo., at a future date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Buck’s name.