Glen Richard “Dick” Pollard, founder of Pollard Friendly Ford, dies at 89

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On Monday, the Pollard family and employees of Pollard Automotive Group mourned the death of Glen Richard “Dick” Pollard.

He was 89.

Mike Lewis, advertising director, said Pollard had the rare honor of being a Ford dealer for 60 years.

Pollard was a Marine in World War II, was an avid hunter and a strong Lady Raider fan, Lewis said.

Pollard and his brother, Bill, founded Pollard Chevrolet in Roscoe, Texas, in 1956 before the automotive business expanded across Texas and New Mexico.

When the 1970 tornado hit, Pollard Ford on Texas Avenue was destroyed, according to the dealership’s website. Pollard Friendly Ford was then opened along Loop 289.

EverythingLubbock.com was told Pollard would help Texas Tech and many local schools, asking not to be named as the person donating.

Lewis said Pollard always did what was right and fair with every customer.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

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