Billy Ray Pollard, “Borden Bill”, 84, of Oklahoma City went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2018. He was born October 19, 1933 in Tipton, Oklahoma . He graduated from Frederick High School in 1951. Shortly after graduation he married his high school sweetheart Peggy Joyce Wilson and began a 66 year marriage.
With his contagious smile and loving personality, he happily gave more than he received and made friends with everyone he met. He faced his medical challenges with strength, determination, and joy that astounded and inspired everyone who witnessed his daily victories.
Billy worked on road construction building highways all over Oklahoma while he and Peggy pulled a small travel trailer. They later moved to Oklahoma City and he started work at Borden’s Milk Company. In 1969 he purchased the Borden milk distributor route in Perry, Oklahoma and soon became loved as “Borden Bill”. Many Perry kids remember chasing down the truck for a free ice cream bar and a ride in the milk truck. He continued home delivery to his cherished customers until 1990. The couple moved to Oklahoma City and managed Garden Gate Condominiums. In 2016, he and Peggy went to work for Mid State Management. Opening and managing the 408 storage units for the U-Stor Meridian location for 20 years. This is where he taught his grandchildren how to drive a golf cart and the love of dumpster diving. Billy was the hardest worker you would ever meet, working until his stroke at 82 years old. Anyone who spent time with Bill was charmed by his beaming smile and his easy, genuine laugh and a good joke. Billy could often be found fixing or building something as he was a jack of all trades. Family and time spent with them was the most important in Billy’s life.
Funeral Services will be held at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 6-8 pm.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Pollard, grandparents Joseph and Dora Pollard, daughter-in-law Terry Lynn Pollard, and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Peggy Joyce Pollard. His son Jerry Bruce Pollard and Lori, of Perry, Oklahoma, daughter Terri Lyn Young and Kyle of Granbury, Texas, and son Scott Pollard and Emily, of Houston, Texas. He is survived by grandchildren, Billy Joe Pollard and Jenni, Jamie Horner, Dustin Young and Tammy, Brandy Houska and Brady, Derek Young and Morgan Scott, Andrew Stone and Rachel, Joseph Pollard, and Jordan Pollard and 5 great grandchildren Bella and Ashton Pollard, Matthew Stone, Braylen Houska, and Elizabeth Young. And his faithful Yorkie Mandy.
To all who held PaPa’s hand, physically and spiritually though his courageous struggle, the family wishes to say, “Thank you and we love you.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you share ice cream with a child, help someone in need or tell a good joke.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have so many wonderful memories growing up with this man! He made so many people smile every day of his life. May God's blessings be with you and give you peace.
Larrie and Cindy RcePerry, OK
I remember Borden Bill very well. He delivered milk to us when I was growing up and then to my husband and I and our little boys in 1976. I loved the smell of his pipe. When I worked at Wise Stop in 1982, he delivered there. I'd ask him what he had in the pipe that smelled so good. He'd say, Oh, a little cherry and little apple today. Loved that man! He will be greatly missed. Prayers and condolences to the family. May you find comfort in God's arms.
Cheryl Nida JeterPerry, OK
So sorry to hear about Bill. My deepest sympathies to you and your family! I only wish more people could have been like him!
Keith KarcherPerry, OK
Thoughts and prayers, lots of memories from the good old days when Bill would bring milk to our house. Always had that unforgettable smile!
John VasekPerry, OK
I have always enjoyed you both. You brought joy every time we saw you. My regrets are we didn’t have more together time. Praying for the family.
Beve BriningDallas, TX
Peggy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. I'm sorry I can't attend the services as I won't be in state Saturday. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheri (Stafford) Pricer-StantonStillwater, OK
So sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a good man. I'm sure he will be missed by many.
Linda EdgarPerry, OK
Such a sweet, sweet man! He was always smiling and had such a kind heart! He will be missed dearly by his beautiful family so much. My heart aches for all of you! Hugs to you all!
Kerra WhaleyMoore, OK
Bill always had that great smile and was a kind man! He will be missed!
DeVerle Bryan StimsonNorman, OK
I lived across the street from Peggy in Frederick, OK. Billy showed me his two-headed calf in the attic of his mother's house. I grew up on the road construction circuit with Billy, Peggy, and my Mom & Dad. Wonderful years with good people. I remember getting an electronic quiz game for Christmas one year and Billy told me how it worked. Never was the same interest as before. :-) You say leave a joke, so here's one that Billy could relate to: How do you tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? The alligator you'll see later, and the crocodile you'll see after awhile. Love you Billy!!! I'll see you again in Heaven.
William Harold WilsonMurphy, TX
I mostly knew Billy as a preschool child in Oklahoma and New Mexico He was always fun to play with! We wtll play again, Wee Boy. Until then, so long and God Bless You.
Lonnie G PollardSequim, WA
Sorry for your loss. What a great guy.
Roger SizeYukon, OK
I often thought of Bill throughout the years and how we missed seeing him filling our refrigerator with milk and ice cream. The kids were filled with excitement when they seen "Borden Bill" pull in the driveway. Such a kind and caring gentlemen. He was loved and will be remembered by many.
Sandy CockrumPerry, OK
Always trusted Bill to leave our goods and shut the door.loved the smell of his pipe.
Shirley Nida BattlesPerry, OK
Could always trust Bill to leave our needs and shut the door.
Shirley Nida BattlesPerry, OK
Borden Bill was a one of a kind! When you think of the good old days Bill is the first person that comes to mind. It was an adventure and an honor to know him.
DiAnna Hageman HarlowPerry, OK
Was very sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. I have fond memories of family.
Linda BransonPerry, OK
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang on to the beautiful memories.
Tawnda HopperPawhuska, OK
So sorry for your loss. We loved bill. He brought milk to us every week for years. He will be missed
Nicki MandevillePerry, OK