In Loving Memory

Colonel (US Army Ret.) David T. Pollard

May 2, 1965 - July 19, 2022

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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.

7 Comments

  1. Claudia Hage-Wright

    I am so sad to learn of David’s passing. I didn’t know him long. As a matter of fact I only helped with his beloved Jorge for a short period of time.
    David always had a smile on his face, a joke to tell or advice to give.
    I’ll miss our morning chats about whatever might have come up at the time.
    My deepest condolences to David’s sons, whole family and many friends. May he Rest In Peace and free from pain!
    Thank you for your service kind sir! Gone too soon but never to be forgotten!

    “Don’t weep at my grave for I am not there. I am right with you!”

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  2. Dennis Little Col USA Retired

    I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was my Cadet when I was a young Company Commander, and I’ve crossed paths with him many times. We deployed together everywhere from Japan to Kuwait to Egypt and beyond. I’m happy to have been a witness to his career, and I always knew that he was a better soldier than I ever was. Rest in Peace, Dave: You’ve earned it. My deepest sympathies to his family.

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  3. Sam Pearson

    Our world has lost a treasure. Dave was humble but brilliant, courageous but at the same time kind.
    There were few subjects that Dave was not knowledgeable. When I needed advice about logistics or any other military matter Dave was a wealth of information and always willing to share.
    One clear night in Kuwait, while we walked from our work location I mentioned Polaris, the North Star. An hour later Dave was still discussing the relationship between our planet and celestial bodies. You see there were few subjects that Dave could not discuss at the masters level.
    Our world has lost a treasure. Dave’s guidance , however, lives on in those of us who were privileged to have known Dave Pollard.

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  4. Elaine L Sullivan

    Dave will always be someone our family had the utmost respect. He dedicated himself to teaching and molding our boys in our scout troop during his time as a Boy Scout leader. We always knew our son was in good hands while he was being lead by such a devoted leader. Dave escorted our son and others to one of the premier scouting challenges, Philmont Scout Ranch. It was much more than just (escorting) these young men. Preparation had to be made prior to the long trek. not only by the boys, but also the leaders. He helped to make a lasting memory for not only these young men but also their parents. We are forever grateful to his dedication to the scout troop but also his friendship. One of the kindest men anyone could ever meet. We are truly saddened by the news of his passing. Our deepest condolences to Lukus, Joseph and the entire Pollard family. Much love….The Sullivan Family, Philip, Elaine & Timothy

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  5. Dave Spence, Colonel (Retired), US Army

    My deepest condolences to the whole Family. I must say Dave was a good friend to me and I think highly of him. We shared some exciting and interesting times as peers and as friends in our Army on numerous deployments and exercises during war and peace. I suppose the best of times though was our time together at the University of Texas. It was super fun, and we had a great adventure. I will always treasure the memories. I am grateful for the times and experiences we shared and our friendship. Dave was an honorable man and a patriot. He was always friendly, easy-going, kind, and considerate and worthy of emulation. I always wanted to be a better person when near him. I believe he is with Jesus and resting in peace now. Hook ’em, Dave.

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  6. The Richard Shepherd Family

    We watched the service for Dave today, and were so moved. Farewell, Dear Patriot and Friend. Our family will always remember your leadership in Boy Scouts, and your trip to Philmont. Thank you for your sacrificial service to our country. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to Dave’s family.

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  7. COL Jim Glenn, US Army (Retired)

    Receiving this news was a shock and heart rending. Knew Dave from our time at USARC. A great officer and so very easy to collaborate with. My heartfelt condolences to his family. You have the high ground now brother. ” Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

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