Portia Pollard Eidson

Born in Williamson County, TN on September 11, 1920

Departed on February 24, 2020 and resided in Shackle Island, TN

Click on the links above for maps and directions. View current weather.

Portia Pollard Eidson, a proud Shackle Island resident, died February 24, 2020 at age 99. She was the youngest daughter of the late George W. Pollard and the late Elizabeth Ray Pollard. Also preceding her in death were her beloved husband of 44 years, Pat K. Eidson, her devoted sisters Katherine McMurtry and Ruby Stone, her nephews Jerry and Steve Stone, and her half-sister Linda Hankins.
She was a longtime, proud DuPont employee and a member of Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her nephew Donald (Betty) Landers of White House, niece Cathy Stone of Goodlettsville, nephew’s wife Nancy Stone of Shackle Island, and half-sister Susie (Don) Brown of Tampa. Also surviving are great-nephews Nathan and David, and great-nieces Anita, Elizabeth, Cynthia, Dianne, Liz and Jeannie.
Thank you to her caregiver, Jane Sigler, who fed the birds, listened to her stories, and brightened her days. Visitation at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville will be Sunday March 1st from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Funeral will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jeff DeWees officiating. She will be buried alongside her husband at Beech Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3216 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or the Alzheimer’s Association 478 Craighead St., #200, Nashville, TN 37204.

Image Gallery

4 Comments to Portia Pollard Eidson

  1. Frankie L Churchwell
    February 25, 2020 8:12 pm

    I’m thankful for all the beautiful memories I have of Aunt Portia. I know she is whole and happy now in the presence of our Savior. Love Frankie Churchwell

  2. Jane Sigler
    February 26, 2020 2:13 pm

    This little lady brought a lot to my life. I will miss her wit, laughter, stories that were new each time she told them and the eye rolls when she was making fun of someone else or herself. I take comfort in her long happy life and the knowledge that she is where she wants to be and she is so happy. She was blessed with a wonderful family who loved and took great care of her. My heartfelt condolences to the family and know that she took a little piece of my heart with her as well.

  3. Holly Nimmo
    February 26, 2020 8:21 pm

    Mrs. Portia along with her sister Mrs Ruby were positive influences in my life. They were dedicated church-goers, when their health conditions allowed them to be. They always encouraged me in my church activities, and they enjoyed sharing antiques, having yard sales, visiting with people and helping with receptions. Mrs. Portia was good at remembering people with cards. When my husband and I married, they gave me a sweet note and a “something old” hankie that had belonged to their sister. They also helped with our reception. I am thankful to have known Mrs. Portia and love that she had a family that helped to take care of her so that she could live a long life in her beautiful home. She was a fun person to be around and will be missed.

  4. Glynda Stone Vaughn
    February 28, 2020 7:33 am

    Cathy, so sorry for your loss. I know how much this lovely lady meant to you and Jerry. I loved her very much.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *