Henry Alfred Lollar Sr., 79, of Crawfordsville passed away at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at St. Vincent Seton Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by his loved ones. He had been diagnosed with cancer in March and had fought a hard battle but it was time to go be with the Lord.
He was born at home on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1942, to Clyde E. and Stella F. (Ray) Lollar, the fifth of 11 children. In 1960, he graduated from Thorntown High School, married Mary Jane Ping, they later divorced, and started his career at RR Donnelley’s. On July 12, 1974, he married Sharon Harlan, who survives. He worked at RR Donnelley’s for 42 years before retiring. He was also the grounds keeper at the Sportmans Club in Crawfordsville. He loved fishing, mushroom hunting, was an avid collector of old thermometers, gas signs and antiques, enjoyed wintering in Florida with Sharon, and enjoyed gator gawking.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon; three children, Henry Jr. “Hank” Lollar of Crawfordsville, Traci (Pete) Erickson of Thorntown and Molly Pierce of Lafayette; his bonus children, Kim (Jeff) Martin and Jamie Ferrier, both of Crawfordsville, and Jeff Ferrier of Waynetown; nine siblings, Alice Lister, Carol (Mike) Spear, Pam (Pat) McPeak, all of Thorntown, Helen Cook of Jamestown, Tim (Debbie) Lollar, Danny (Debby) Lollar, Cris (Floyd) Groth, Brenda (Bill) Parker, all of Lebanon, and Skeet (Betty) Lollar of Sebring, Florida; nine grandchildren, Lucas, Levi, Sunny, Sara, Ashley, Jenna, Jake, Aubrey Nichole, and Heather; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Kelley; three nephews, Gary Campbell, Steve Spear and Rex Kelley; two brothers-in-law, James Cook and Francis Lister; and a special friend, Bill Bowles.
Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon with Pastors Loren Stephens and Donnie Ely officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.
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