John Albert Pollock

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

He was born Feb. 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 wife, Karen (Rowlands) Pollock, whom he married June 19, 1976, survives him along with two daughters, Erin Pollock and Amy Pollock, both of Salem; three brothers, Wesley (Carla) Pollock of North Jackson, Robert (Dottie) Pollock of Leetonia and Fred Pollock of Hanoverton; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Damascus Friends Church – Salem Campus, 1300 Franklin Ave. with Pastor Bill Fish officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. 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.

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Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.