Howard Leland “Abe” Pollard, 88, Princeton, MO passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton, MO.

Abe was born on April 24, 1935, the son of Howard A. and Susie Ann (Wyatt) Pollard.

On April 16, 1959, he married Shirley Lorene Shandrew in Bethany, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Abe graduated from Princeton High School in 1953 and served in the United States Air Force. He worked for Lowrey-Miller Lumber, Hy-Vee in Princeton, Mo,  before starting to raise cattle and hay which he spent the remainder of his life doing.  He also drove for McCarty Truck Line delivering freight.   He enjoyed Cardinal baseball, hunting, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Goldie and Mary Etta, seven brothers, Leroy G, Kyle, Melford, Bobby, Rex, Wendell and J. Buford and one foster brother, Bobby Jr.

In addition to his wife, Abe is survived by his daughter, Penny (J.W. “Mac”) Pollard-McKelroy, Arvada, CO; son, Joe Don Pollard (companion, Kineta Keith), Princeton, MO and sister, Thelma (Ames) Petty, Clio, IA.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 10 at Roberson Funeral Home, Princeton, MO. Burial with Military Rites will follow in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Princeton Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 316, Princeton, MO 64673. Online condolences may be left at