David Pollard, a longtime resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the age of 57. Originally from Greendale, Wisconsin, Dave dedicated his life to our country serving as a 31-year career officer in the U.S. Army.
Dave spent his illustrious career traveling the world and being at the forefront of major world events. His accomplishments included serving as G4 of U.S. Army Reserve Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
When not on duty, Dave spent his free time with his two sons, Lukas and Joseph. The trio spent time on family vacations and Boy Scout camping trips. In 2015, after a lengthy and decorated career, he relocated to Daphne, Alabama for retirement.
He was a board member with the Baldwin County Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and a member of 3Circle Church in Fairhope. His love of the outdoors led him to become both a patient and advocate of The Equine Therapy Group Foundation. He was a dedicated volunteer focusing on mentoring young people with aspirations of a military career or the Boy Scouts community. He was an advocate for veterans’ healthcare. Dave spent most of his days tending to his garden and hanging out with his service dog, Jordy.
He is survived by his two sons, Lukas and Joseph; as well as his siblings, Christopher, Robert, Mary, Jenny, and Peggy, whom all love and miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held at Hughes Funeral Home at 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL 36526, on Monday, August 1, 2022, from 9AM – 11AM, with the chapel service to begin at 11AM. Graveside service will follow at 12:30PM at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL.
In lieu of flowers, we ask to please consider donating to Equine Therapy Group, LLC in honor of David Pollard at Equine Therapy Group
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.