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Judge Oliver A. Pollard, Jr., of Petersburg, died on June 10, 2018, at age 86. He was predeceased by his parents, Frances Mason Pollard and Oliver Amos Pollard of Petersburg; and his brother, Peyton Mason Pollard of Richmond. A proud native of Petersburg, he graduated from Petersburg High School, attended St. Christopher's School, and then graduated from the University of Virginia (proud Deke!) in 1954. Following his service in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps, he earned a degree from T. C. Williams Law School of the University of Richmond in 1959. He was an attorney (and later a partner) with White, Hamilton, Wyche and Shell and later followed his father to become a judge of the Circuit Court of Petersburg, where he served for 29 years.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Poteet Pollard; and his four children, Oliver "Trip" Pollard III (Elizabeth Outka), Mary Mason Pollard Wood (Vincent), John Montgomery Pollard (Kirsten Kindler) all of Richmond and Edward Peyton Pollard (Jill) of Norfolk. Also, six grandchildren, Elizabeth Mason Wood, Anne Peyton Wood, Katherine Elizabeth Pollard, Thomas Elliott Pollard, Sadie Anne Pollard and John Frederic Pollard; his sister-in-law, Nancy Curdts Pollard; and nephew, Peyton Mason Pollard, Jr. of Richmond; niece Melinda Pollard Stump of Raleigh; and his brother-in-law, Dr. James E. Poteet of Point Clear, Alabama. Bud's interests included oil painting, golf, bonsai, building twig furniture, gardening, genealogy and historic preservation. He authored Under the Blue Ledge, a history of Nelson County.

Interment in Blandford Cemetery will be private. A memorial service will be held at Christ and Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. The family is being served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oliver A. Pollard, Jr., Fellowship Fund at the University of Virginia, P.O. Box400331, Charlottesville, VA 22904, or Christ and Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23803, or the Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 574, Petersburg, VA 23804. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com
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Published in The Progress-Index from June 13 to June 14, 2018
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