John Albert Pollock Obituary

August 11, 2017 Obituary

John Albert Pollock, Hanoverton, Ohio - obit

HANOVERTON, Ohio – John Albert Pollock, age 64, of Hanoverton, died at 10:13 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.

He was born February 28, 1953 in Salem, the son of the late Elmer Pollock and the late Eva M. (August) Pollock Riddle.

John was a high school graduate and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was employed as a truck driver for the W. Pollock Trucking Company for two years and had previously been employed at TFI Transportation and at Witmer’s.

His loving wife, Karen (Rowlands) Pollock, whom he married June 19, 1976, survives him along with two daughters, Erin Pollock of Salem and Amy Pollock of Salem; three brothers, Wesley (Carla) Pollock of North Jackson, Robert (Dottie) Pollock of Leetonia and Fred Pollock of Hanoverton and two grandchildren, Paetyn Howell and Carter Simmons.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a half-brother, Elmer Ike Pollock.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Damascus Friends Church – Salem Campus, 1300 Franklin Avenue, Salem with Pastor Bill Fish officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday at the church prior to the funeral service.

Military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard will follow the funeral service.

Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Winona United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Winona, OH 44493.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 15 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.