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POLLOCK, Ray Ray Lusk Pollock was surrounded by his family at home as he slipped into the arms of Jesus on February 13, 2021. He was born in Delavan, Kansas on March 8, 1920 to Roy Lusk Pollock and Ruth Swift Pollock. The family soon moved to Dallas where Ray lived the majority of his life. There he graduated from Oak Cliff High (Adamson) in 1937 and attended NTAC (UTA) Junior College before heading to the University of Texas where he graduated with a BBA in 1942. No matter where Ray was, he often started a chorus of "The Eyes of Texas" in tribute to his much loved alma-mater. Because he was colorblind, he enlisted in 1942 as a 3rd class carpenter's mate serving in the Navy Seabees in Iceland and the Philippines during WWII. After being promoted to Ensign, he attended Navy Supply Corp at Harvard before being sent to Peleliu in the South Pacific until WWII ended. Returning from war, Ray met and married the love of his life Mary Maxine Beaman from Indiana on August 24,1946. They had two much loved daughters Ann and Becky and were married 50 years. Ray pursued a career in public accounting and while working full time attended law school at SMU, passing the bar in 1952. His career was interrupted when he was recalled to active duty by the Navy, serving at NAS Dallas during the Korean War. During his 20 years of active and reserve service, he was commissioned and advanced to Commander. After becoming a CPA in 1946, Ray joined Arthur Young & Co. where he worked until retiring in 1980 as the Senior Tax Partner. During his distinguished career, he was elected President of the Dallas Estate Planning Council, served on the Charleton Hospital board, and was involved in many philanthropic organizations. As an avid golfer, Ray was featured on the Dallas Channel 8 news and several publications including Arnold Palmer magazine after having made seven holes-in-one. Ray was the spiritual leader in his home and a dedicated member of Oak Cliff Methodist Church, First UMC Duncanville, First Christian Church Duncanville, Klein UMC (Spring) serving in leadership roles and teaching Sunday School. Relatives fondly remember Ray and Mary's magical Christmas celebrations over the years. After Mary died, Ray married Doris Morgan and they enjoyed golfing and traveling together. In his later years, Ray loved his weekly WPS (World Problem Solvers) group. In 2016, Ray reluctantly left his treasured group of friends in Duncanville and special friend Dotti Pennebaker to move to Spring, Texas to live with his daughter Ann and son-in-law Mike. He loved living on the golf course and could often be found on the patio toasting golfers as they played. On Sunday mornings he could be found in the Seekers Sunday School class at Klein UMC, where he developed many significant friendships. Ray treasured time he spent with his two girls, son-in-law, grands, and great grands. His big birthday parties were the highlight of each year celebrating with his family and many friends. He will be greatly missed here as he celebrates his 101st birthday in heaven this year. Ray was preceded in death by his bride of 50 years Mary Beaman Pollock, second wife Doris Morgan, his siblings Leland Pollock, Ruth Pollock Mullin, Howard Pollock, great niece Jennifer Wright and great grandchild Thatcher Ray Helmig. He leaves behind daughter Ann Pollock Pettey, son-in-law and best friend Mike Pettey of Spring, Texas, daughter Becky Pollock Anderson of Cordova, Tennessee, his treasured grandchildren: Reagan Pollock Pettey (Amye), Parrish Michael Pettey (Amanda), Cherrish Pettey Helmig (Thad), Amber Marie Anderson, David Vaughan Anderson, and great grandchildren: Banyan Anderson, Silas Anderson, Emerson Pettey, Georgia Pettey, Lily Pettey, Holden Helmig, Hartley Helmig, and Hawkins Helmig. He will be greatly missed by numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers: Reagan Pollock Pettey, Parrish Michael Pettey, David Vaughan Anderson, Thaddeus Helmig, John Pollock, Leland Mullin, Roy Mullin, Clark Pollock, Chris Malmquist, and Larry Boring. Services for Ray will be 11:00 am Thursday, February 25, 2021 at First United Methodist Church Ducanville.
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