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Neal Pollard

January 7, 1954 — August 26, 2022

Little Rock

Neal Pollard

Mr. Joseph Neal Pollard, 68, of Little Rock, Arkansas transitioned to a higher plane of existence on Friday, August 26, 2022, after a quarrelsome bout with Stage IV cancer. The son of Joseph (Joe) Pollard and Carolyn Brown Pollard. He was born on January 7, 1954, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Growing up with dyslexia during the 1950s, Neal Pollard was marginalized because of his disability. However, with a little moxie coupled with the extra help from a dedicated teacher at the Anthony School, Neal Pollard, began to thrive. He was a natural born leader and entrepreneur–holding several management positions, as well as owning and operating several successful businesses.

Neal was a history buff, boat enthusiast, and lover of the abstruse. However, his greatest joy came from the ocean. Neal’s dream was realized when he came to own his dream boat in 2021. Neal lived a full life with only two regrets: not having more time with the love of his life, Debbie, and his boat, the S.S. Boatey.

Mr. Pollard was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Debbie Pollard; his parents; several beloved cats; and Chance, the goodest boy. Survivors include his three daughters, Shaun Price, Alexandria (Reb) Bowe, CJ Pollard (Zack); grandchildren, Madison Price, Wyatt Price, Aaden Bowe and Landon Bowe; Cats, Smitty Rodriguez Pollard and Pot Roast; along with a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held 2:00-3:00 pm, Saturday September 3, 2022 at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct, Little Rock.

Arrangements entrusted to Smith Little Rock Funeral Home.

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Little Rock

8801 Knoedl Ct., Little Rock, AR 72205

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