Kevin Hall Pollard

Kevin Hall Pollard took his final at bat on February 28, 2020; his sudden and unexpected passing in the top of the fifth has stunned his immediate family and community. Kevin took his first pitch on October 21, 1969 in Ranger, TX to Debra Pollard and raised by his stepfather John Jammer. Kevin grew up and attended spring training in Ranger and while attending Ranger High, Kevin was involved in numerous activities including Athletics, Student Government, Journalism and Spanish Clubs. After graduating from Ranger High, Kevin got called up to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX as a journalism major.

A passion for sports has always been front and center in Kevin’s life; calling him a Dallas Cowboys fanatic is the greatest compliment and understatement that can be made about Kevin! His love for ‘Dem Boys’ was the definition of fan loyalty; he also was a passionate fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks. The love of all sports lead to a lifetime of participation, first playing for the Dodgers in Ranger’s Little League Baseball Association however he cemented his legacy in slow-pitch softball. First as a player or a coach for numerous Men’s and Coed (including the infamous Family Stones) league and tournament teams taking the field across the country however his greatest impact came as an ASA/USSSA umpire (channeling his inner Leslie Nielsen from Naked Gun). Working the softball fields across Dallas, Ft. Worth and all communities in between, Kevin(Frank Drebin) officiated games numerous weekday nights and almost every weekend; if there was ball to be played, Kevin(Frank) was there to call balls and strikes. His love of the game didn’t end with softball; Kevin officiated all ages of girl’s club volleyball as well as middle & high school girls volleyball; in addition to boys and girls league basketball.

In the dugout, Kevin leaves to continue the game of life his mother Debra Pollard and stepfather John Jammer; a stepdaughter Destiny, a brother Eric Jammer and three sisters Shartay Simpson, Tamara Grant Jammer & Teresa Jammer, cousins Keisha Poellnitz, Jerry Jr. Poellnitz and Christopher Washington, uncles Oscar Pollard and Jerry Poellnitz, nieces Ta’Tyana Jammer, Dearies Malveaux, Maya Chaeli Ryan, Mariska Poellnitz, Aubreyonna Forgette, Princess Poellnitz, Jezebel Poellnitz & Marlee Simpson and nephews Tyii Poellnitz & Curtis Simpson, Jr. and the softball communities of Metropolitan Dallas/Ft. Worth.

7 Responses to "Kevin Hall Pollard"

  1. Mark Graham   March 6, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    I remember Kevin always being positive and upbeat….he will be missed

  2. Lyndell Cockburn   March 4, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    We are so shocked at this news! He was such a good man and a true friend to those who knew him. We thought so much of him when he was a teenager and all of us lived in the same neighborhood.
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God give each of you the wisdom, strength, and peace you need during this devastating time of sorrow. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
    Y’all were an important family to us when our kids were growing up…we think of you often.
    All our love and sympathy,
    Jim and Lyndell Cockburn

  3. Bernadette Lipkin   March 4, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Please accept our heartfelt and sad condolences on the passing of Kevin. He was a shining light on the meaning of a Good Man. 🌺
    The Lund and Lipkin families.

  4. The Kundaks   March 3, 2020 at 10:49 PM

    I am so sad for Kevin’s family who I know treasured him. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all his loved ones.

  5. Christine Janowski   March 3, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. I was fortunate to meet him when Shartay lived in California! He was such a nice young man. My heart goes out to his family 💜💜💜

  6. Anita Fonville   March 3, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    Rest in Heavenly peace

  7. Terri Widener   March 3, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    I am so sorry for this devastating loss, our family adores John Jammer and I know this is very hard for him . We will be keeping you all in our prayers . It is not supposed to be this way . Sending our Love,

    Terri Widener and Sharon Curtis