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Gary Pollock, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City, IL. Gary was born on November 12, 1946 in St. Joseph, MO, a son to Robert Pollock and Mary (Reed) Pollock. Gary was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army. On October 11, 1996, Gary married Denise Chastain, the love of his life, in Edwardsville, IL. He had retired from Nex-Tech in St. Louis, MO as a machinist after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed watching Nascar races and drag racing his Pontiac Tempest in his younger days. After selling his Tempest, Gary bought a white Corvette, and the corvette was his pride and joy. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Gary will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Robert Pollock. He is survived by his devoted wife, Denise Pollock of Granite City, IL; dear mother, Mary Pollock of St. Joseph, MO; loving children, Bryce (Krystin) Hurst of St. Louis, MO, Kris Gabel of St. Joseph, MO, Keri Jo and Kelley; several grandchildren and many dear friends. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO at a later date with full military honors. Memorial donations may be given to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and will be accepted at the funeral chapel. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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