• State Representative Ron Lollar passes away


    A Shelby County representative has died. 

    Rep. Ron Lollar passed away on Friday. He represented District 99. 

    Multiple people from the Tennessee State Capital reached out to FOX13 to inform us of the tragic news. 

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    Lollar was born on August 13, 1948 in Jackson, Tennessee. He attended Austin Peay State University and Jackson State Community College.

    He leaves behind a wife and three children. 

    State Representative Antonio Parkinson released the following statement,

    "Statement on the passing of Rep. Ron Lollar  We are saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague State Representative Ron Lollar. He was a fellow Marine, fighter for teachers and an independent thinker regardless of party lines. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to the Lollar family."

    Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams & House Majority Leader Glen Casada also released a statment,

    “We are shocked and saddened to learn of our colleague and friend Ron Lollar’s passing. Chairman Lollar was the perfect example of what it means to be a public servant. From his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, to his involvement on the Shelby County School Board, and throughout his service in our House Chamber over the past twelve years, Ron demonstrated his love for his country, state, community, constituents, and most importantly, his family. To Ron’s wife Brenda, and their children, we offer our deepest sympathies, and we continue to pray for them and ask that God comfort them during this difficult time.” 

    FOX13 is working to learn more information about how he died. 

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