James Andrew Pollock, 83 of Independence, Kansas passed unexpectedly on August 16th, 2018 at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nazarene Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., with family greeting friends 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at Potts Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Staci Clubine Scholarship fund. These funds will provide scholarships for CNA and nursing certificates.
James Andrew Pollock was born November 28th, 1934 in Vurgess, MO., the son of Andrew and Zeffie Pollock. He graduated from Mulberry High School in 1951. He attended Independence Community College with a football and basketball scholarship. He continued his college education at Pittsburg State University with a Business Degree while playing football at PSU. He is still the #1 PSU Gorilla football fan. While attending PSU, he married Mary Ann Pedigo on June 2nd, 1957.
After graduation, he and Mary Ann moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was employed by Tide Water Oil Company. Later they moved back to Independence where he began his employment with Union Gas Company. Shortly there after, Jim and Mary Ann became owners of nursing homes and partners in Quality Motors and Quality Toyota. Jim and Mary Ann were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Staci Lynn Clubine, Kim McGrath, and Lisa Fox.
He enjoyed all sports, especially golf and tennis. He looked forward to watching his grandchildren in their sports activities. He had many fond memories traveling to New Port Beach, California with his daughters and his yearly golfing trips with his buddies.
James is survived by his two daughters, Kim McGrath and Lisa Fox, Six grandchildren, Morgan Fox of Houston, Tx, Darby Fox of College Station, TX, Bryan Clubine of Independence, KS, Kelby McGrath Lein of Melissa, TX, Kara McGrath of Dallas, Tx, Jaden McGrath of Independence, KS, and two great grandchildren, Ryker and Ryley Fox of College Station, TX, One brother John Pollock and Frances Workman. He was proceeded in death by daughter Staci Clubine, Parents Andrew and Zeffie Pollock and five siblings.
Sad to hear about Jim. Our thoughts are with the family at this time. I will always remember our Golf days and especially our Golf Trips. We had so many good times. Will miss you Bud!
Jim MarshallWann, OK
My sincere condolences to all of Jim's family. He was a really nice guy. I am a cousin that grew up in Mulberry and I remember seeing him playing football and other sports there.
Freda (Long) Palluccaindependence, MO
Jim and I worked together at Union Gas in the 70s. What a great guy. Sad for his family.
Jody McDowellcherryvale, KS
I appreciated Jim's friendliness through the years. I know he will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of
Bonnie MustoeEscondido, CA
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From The Family of the late Charles L. Wilson
Anita S. PouncilMaize, KS
So sorry to hear the news. My prayers and sympathies are with the family.
Donna CowanTulsa, OK
It was a pleasure to know Jim! I know he will be missed by all that knew him. RIP!
Dennis D UrbanBartlesville, OK
Sending prayers of comfort to the Pollock family. So sorry for your loss. From a distant cousin, Mavis
Mavis Long WilleyMulberry, KS
I am going to miss you Jim.
Rest easy my friend.
Our prayers are with the family. We petition the Lord of All to grant you Peace as you remember the legacy of your father.
John and Odessa JohnsonArlington, TN
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim, will be missed by many. He was a kind person. R.I.P.
So very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lauri ZimmermanIndependence, KS
A beautiful tribute to Jim and a great picture. This made it all real as I knew all his brothers and sisters and Mary Ann and their siblings He will be missed. RIP my friend and prayers for all your extended family.
Jody KawulokShreveport, LA
My sweet friend Lisa and your wonderful family, words cannot express my sadness on the passing of your dad. May the Lord comfort you in the days and weeks to come.
Kelly HanahanOlathe, KS
Kim, Lisa and Mary Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful person who I know will be missed dearly.
Stacey EmpsonChicago, IL
Jim was a great man. He was always so kind to me while I worked at Quality Motors. He will be missed by many people. RIP Jim
Melissa MalotteIndependence, KS
Jim was always so kind to everyone. Will be lifting your family up in prayer during this difficult time. Hugs to all!
Tresa FlakeFort Myers, FL