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Joseph "Joe" Jacob Pollock

Joseph "Joe" Jacob Pollock

Joseph Jacob Pollock, 20 years old, died January 29, 2018. He was the son of Dr. Michael Marion Pollock and Marcia Ellis Pollock.

Joe attended Catholic High School for Boys and later the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and in Little Rock. While in Fayetteville he was on the Dean’s List, the Chancellor’s List, and was invited and received into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was successfully pursuing a degree in Engineering.

Joe and his older brother had an intense interest in rock music and with friends formed a band, playing the bass guitar, drums, and six-string in venues around Little Rock. They played at Whitewater Tavern, Vino’s, and once at Harvestfest in Hillcrest for $275, they used the money for music recordings. They played for several years until college came along and consumed most of their time. Joe was also adventuresome, sometimes to a fault. He tried a ski jump on Aspen Mountain one time with one of his more proficient friends and almost landed in the ER. Skateboarding and trick biking on his “little bike” would almost always result in scrapes and scratches. He enjoyed going to El Dorado to visit his cousins and family. An avid golfer, often times playing with his cousins but most of his enjoyment came from outdoor hunting adventures. He loved most the duck woods with his father (but most of all his favorite lab) where he would spend days exploring on 4 wheelers. He went deer hunting at age 14 and got a nice 8 point all by himself. He has hiked up every mountain in west Pulaski County. Joe was a truly warmhearted person, was devoted to his family, and was loved by the people close to him and to everyone that knew him.

Joe is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Jacob P. Ellis, MD, a European theatre WWII veteran, and fraternal grandmother, Eileen Buerkle Pollock, an English monarchy enthusiast, he enjoyed countless games of gin rummy with her.

Joe is survived by his brother, Michael Pollock, Jr., his uncle, Clarence F. Pollock, III, aunt, Harriett Pollock, cousins, William and Foster Pollock all from Little Rock; his uncle, James P. Ellis, cousins, Alexandra and Corrine from El Dorado; his aunt, Linda Crow, uncle, Robert Crow from Atlanta; his uncle Jack Crowder from Arlington, Virginia.

A funeral mass will be at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church at 2:30 Wednesday, January 31st. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the foyer of the church. Arrangements under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

Condolence Book

"Cannot begin to express our sadness, our sorrow, our pain over the loss of your/our sweet Little Joe, as we liked to refer to him. He was a beautiful, precious, child of God. For those who knew, the names he carried (family members) were a testament to the person that he was. God bless all of his family, and his friends. Eternal rest grant on to him, oh Lord, may his soul and all the faithful departed rest in peace. Love, Aunt Gerry & Uncle Darrell - El Dorado "
Gerry & Darrell | El Dorado, AR

"I am sending grace and peace to your family during such a heartbreaking time. You all are in my prayers. I am so sorry about your sweet Joe. God Bless. DeAnne Thomas"
DeAnne Thomas | Little rock, AR

"I am absolutely heart broken for you. There aren’t good enough words for a time like this. I love you all and am here for you!"
Amy Abdella | Little Rock, AR

"I am just so very sorry Marcia and Mike-I can't begin to express my sadness over this.

Helen Goff | Nashville, TN

"My heart has been very sad since hearing about Joe’s passing. I have been praying for your family. My daughter has told me such nice stories over the years about being welcomed into your home by your family. I thank you for helping my daughter when she moved to Little Rock. You are a wonderful family and I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Rest In Peace Dear Joe"
Judy Zavasky | Southlake , TX

"With the heaviest of hearts I send my deepest condolences to the entire family. The memories I have of sweet Joe are ones that I will cherish for a lifetime. Loud guitar sessions, video game lessons, and smiles that went from ear to ear lighting up a room. I pray that God gives you the peace that you seek. Love,

Haley Houldridge"

Haley Houldridge | El Dorado, AR

"Marcia -
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your entire family. May you somehow find solace in knowing he is resting in peace. Love to you."

Teresa Ross Juergens | Bentonville, AR

"So sorry for the loss of your son and brother. Keeping you all in our prayers. May he rest in peace. "
Shannon and Frank McKinney | LITTLE ROCK, AR

My heart goes out to you all at this horrific time. I wish I could be there to show support. Please know I am praying for you.
Love you! "

Linda Battisto | Harrison, AR

"Ours hearts are with the entire family. May GOD take over now. HE is now taking care of Joe. HE is taking care of you all as well. It might not feel like it but HE is. Love to Joe and his family. We hope and pray you all find peace with this. "
Jeremy and Staci Rotton | Little Rock , AR

"Michael, Marcia, and Michael,

There are no words that we can offer that will make this better in any way, but Michael and I want you to know that we are heartbroken for you, and that we are lifting all of you up in prayer. Praying for the Peace that only God can give, and for the strength to endure during this most difficult time.


Shannon and Michael"

Shannon King | Little Rock, AR

"Michael, Marcia, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and heartache. Know that you are in my thoughts. Susan Day

Susan Day | Little Rock, AR

"My family and I are Sending our love and prayers to you and your family. "
El lise Tolson | Little Rock , AR

"My prayers and deepest sympathy are with your family during this time of sadness. Reflect and celebrate the beauty of Joseph and his life.

Isaiah 41:10 "fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."


Brooke Clifford-Woods | Frisco , TX

"Please know how much we care, may you feel the strength of God as we hold your family close in prayer. With heartfelt sympathy."
The Smith Family | Russellville , AR

"We are so very sorry for your loss and heartache. May the fabulous loving memories bring you comfort, peace and strength. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. "
Cheri and David McKelvey | Little Rock, AR

"Marcia, Michael, Michael, Jim, Alex and Corinne,
Please accept my sincere condolences at this heartbreaking time. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as I pray each of you receive comfort and peace beyond all understanding.
Lacy N. Humphreys"

Lacy Newman Humphreys | Smackover, AR

"There are no words- am just absolutely heartbroken for you.
May God wrap his loving arms around you all. Please know that I’ll be a prayer warrior for comfort for all of you in the days to come.❤️🙏🏻"

Dorise Pierce | Little Rock, AR

"My prayers are with your family."
Linda Heltz | Little Rock , AR

"Our hearts are so very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Please know we are praying for all of you. Mark and Marsha Goings"
Mark and Marsha Goings | Hot Springs, AR

"Mike & Marcia, I don’t know what to say. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was one of my favorites. I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling. There are no words I can say that will ease your pain, but I know my God will welcome Joe with open arms. I will keep y’all in my prayers. I truly love your family.


Mike Baldwin | Little Rock, AR

"Dr Pollock and family, We are so deeply saddened for the loss of your sweet baby boy. Our hearts, and continued prayers will be with you through this difficult time. God is watching over him now. Praying for all the peace and comfort that only God can give you. Love and God bless you all. "
Charles and Lana St Clair, Michael's parents | Scott, AR

"So sorry for your loss may you find peace and comfort in the words spoken at 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4" ( 3) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, (4 ) who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God"
DW | , TN

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