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Ernest Jackson "Jack" Pollock


Jack passed away in Bradenton, FL, May 29, 2024, at the age of 93. He was born in Lakeland, Florida, on April 7, 1930. He is preceded in death by his father, Estein Lee Pollock and his mother Ruby Ernestine Pollock, brother Orrin, and sister Donna. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Josephine, sister Ester “Neta” Sargent, sons Brett (Vickie) and Derek (Chanda) Pollock; daughter Kathleen (Paul) Della Santina; grandchildren Maxwell Pollock, Tanner Pollock and Holden Pollock Dan (Monique) Della Santina, Nicki (Marc) Tedeschi. He had four great-grandchildren.

Jack grew up in southern California, graduating in 1949 from Narbonne High School where he played tennis. He served in the Navy during the Korean War on the aircraft carriers USS Essex (CV9) and USS Point Cruz (CVE119). He graduated from Florida State University with his Business Degree in 1959, before moving to Tampa, FL where he met his wife, Josie. They moved to Anna Maria, FL in 1960. He and his family settled along Palma Sola Bay, where he and Josie lived for 50 years. Jack was a retired real estate broker. Along with his wife, they owned J Pollock & Associates Real Estate. He served as President of the Manatee County Board of Realtors in 1989. He was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles as Manatee County Property Appraiser in 1992.

Jack was part native Indian, belonging to the Otoe Missouria Tribe and enjoyed his Indian heritage. Jack loved watching the sunset from his dock and cast netting in Palma Sola Bay, frying or smoking his catch for his family and friends. He was a fixture in the stands watching his sons and grandsons’ baseball games. Along with is passion for tennis, he enjoyed watching FSU football, baseball and the Tampa Bay Rays.

He was a founding member of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church; one of many fathers who brought Little League Baseball to Manatee County; He was a current member of the Otoe Missouria Tribe and USS Essex Association; former member of the Bradenton Kiwanis Club, Hernando DeSoto Historical Society, Bradenton Yacht Club, Manatee County Board of Realtors, Manatee Seminole Club, and many other organizations.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences can be made through Shannon’s Funeral Home. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to either the Otoe Missouria Tribe Burial Fund (OM Tribe, Attn: Burial, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK 74651), Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation or a charity of their choice.