Mr. Matthew Trace Pollard, age 29 of Nauvoo, formerly of Brilliant, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. Matt was a 2003 graduate of Brilliant High School, and was employed at Shoal Creek Mine. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny Ray Pollard, and Gus and Jean Wigington. Matt is survived by his wife, Jennifer Blakeney Pollard, 2 daughters, Maddlyn and Natalie Pollard, parents, Terry and Lawanda Pollard of Brilliant, 2 brothers, Todd (Tammy) Pollard of Winfield, and Burt (Angey) Pollard of Brilliant, a sister, April Estes (Chad) of Brilliant, his grandmother, Jennie Pollard of Brilliant, nieces and nephews, Mason Estes, Mackenzie Wakefield, Elizabeth Pollard, Heather, Megan, Robin & Dylan Sandlin, Chandler McCluskey and Allison Blakeney, mother in law, Brenda (Craig) Stanford of Beaverton, father in law, Walter Blakeney of Guin, and brothers in law, Eric (Shaunna) and Cary (Kayla) Blakeney.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from the Bowen Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow in Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Bro. Scott Stewart will officiate. The visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Pollard family.