Old Town Club following the service
2875 Old Town Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
Jan 12, 1948 - Nov 03, 2017
Dr. Harold Calloway Pollard, III, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017, surrounded by his family. Dr. Pollard was born in Burlington, NC, on January 12, 1948. He graduated from Williams High School and went on to UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar and member of the 1966 Tar Heel freshman basketball team. He was married to Louise Brock Pollard on December 23, 1970. He completed medical school and residency in Chapel Hill. In 1978 Dr. Pollard moved to Winston-Salem where he was a beloved ObGyn for almost 40 years at Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates. He served in countless volunteer roles for organizations he loved dearly, including the American College of ObGyn, the NC ObGyn Society, the UNC Medical Alumni Association, the UNC ObGyn Ross Society, the Novant Medical Center Foundation, the Flow Motors Invitational, the Davis Cup, the Winston-Salem Open, and the NC Tennis Foundation. One of his passions was coaching YMCA basketball for his children and grandchildren, and he was present on the sidelines of all of their games. He was a devout member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was a true child of God.
Dr. Pollard, affectionately called “Rock”, is preceded in death by his parents, Calloway and Ruth Pollard. Rock is survived by his wife Louise and three daughters Tucker Petree (Chip), Elizabeth Welch (Rob), and Nell Johnson (Soren); his siblings Gayle Watson and Scott Pollard (Pat); his ten grandchildren Henry, Jane, Louise, Robert, Thor, Harold, Walter, George, Scott, and Betsy; his sister-in-law Betty Whitaker (John); his niece and nephew Libby Kelly (Jonathan) and John Whitaker, III; his great nieces and nephews Amory, Lila, Eve, Bo and Whit; his wonderful Lyndhurst family; and his dear friends.
Rock had amazing enthusiasm, optimism, and energy in life. His life leaves his family and friends with so much to celebrate, and his death leaves so much to mourn. A private graveside service will be held for the family, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday November 11 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 at 10am, followed by a visitation at Old Town Club, 2875 Old Town Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Winston-Salem Open (519 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105), Centenary United Methodist Church (646 West Fifth St, PO Box 658, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101), or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
I am so very sorry for your loss of such an amazing man. He was such an amazing doctor and friend. I truly enjoyed working with him for the past 8 years. He loved life so much, would always say that he was "living the dream." He truly loved his family, friends, patients, and work family. He will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained an amazing Angel! I'm praying for God to touch each and every one of you and keep you close!! Much love to all of you!
So very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. God bless you!
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Dr. Pollard will be missed tremendously, we could always count on him to bring a smile to our faces. He was very gracious and appreciative of his nurses, it always meant so much for us to hear his kind words. Praying for comfort during such a difficult time.
Kate and Jack Hall
Dr. Pollard was a wonderful man as Dr. I was so very lucky to have him deliver both of my boys. He was a truly lovely person who will be very sorely missed by our community. Praying for you all.
I'm so sorry for your loss! Dr. Pollard was an amazing doctor and person. He always took the time to talk to his patients and smile and give words of encouragement. He will be truly missed. May God give you strength in this difficult time.
The medical field is missing a beautiful soul. I had the pleasure of being a patient many times. I went through a lot of loss, and Dr. Pollard was the most caring and compassionate doctor I've ever had. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Heaven gained quite an angel ❤
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of an amazing man and doctor. He helped me through two pregnancies and started seeing him again for this current pregnancy. I had never met a doctor that was so passionate, personable and professional in my life. May you Rest In Peace Dr. Pollard. You will be greatly missed by all.
ANNE KEEL MEJAN
Wonderful memories of H.C.Pollard. Peace and comfort to the family.
The world has lost an amazing, caring and compassionate man. Dr. Pollard helped me through my first pregnancy and was always a smiling face I looked forward to seeing with my second pregnancy. The OB/GYN community has lost an amazing doctor. His compassion and care for his patients was unlike any I had ever experienced. His family, friends, co-workers and our community are in my thoughts.
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Pollard. He was my only OB/GYN DR for 30+ years. I will truly miss his smiling face and how he used to always ask about not only my son he delivered but my whole family. He even knew my kids by name. Made me always feel as if I was someone special. In reality he was the special one. My thoughts and prayers to the family in this trying time. I will definitely miss him tremendously.
There are no words to adequately describe the shock and sadness the news of Dr. Pollard’s passing brings. He was more than the most compassionate physician I’ve ever known - he was truly one of a kind and I will miss him dearly. God bless his family now and always.
I’ve been going to Harold since I was 18 and I’ll be 58 next week. I don’t have words to express how shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He delivered my first child in 1984. Godspeed, Harold.
My condolences to the family.
He was a very compassionate doctor. I lost my mom in 2015 to colon cancer, he was so kind to me.
Just 2 weeks ago he did my biopsy and was so pleased to tell me it was benign. I had my follow up
coming up this month.
My heart will be full of sadness to walk in Lyndhurst again.
Just know he’s in a better place now.
God bless you all.
Many condolences to the family. It saddens me to hear of Dr. Pollard's passing. This man was not only an amazing provider, but a special person inside and out. He helped deliver two of my boys. During my last pregnancy I had severe life-threatening complications,and he not only saved my life, but my son as well. It is because of him that I, along with my son, am here today. I could never thank him enough for all that he did.
May God comfort you during this time of loss. Heaven sure gained a beautiful angel. God bless.
Dr. Tom Brown
I extend my deepest condolences to the Pollard family and all friends to this great man. I have known Harold for more than Forty years and I have never met a kinder person. Not only was he a great friend to me he was an even greater father and husband. His skills as an Ob/GYN physician are incomparable and he was a great asset to the specialty that we both dearly love. The care that he rendered to the women he attended was always beyond exceptional and they were very fortunate to have been under his care. Although we were peers is the same specialty I still learned much from him in the way to care for women. We have lost an outstanding member of our community and he can never be replaced. I will miss him greatly and may he Rest In Peace. Job well done Harold.
Dr. Pollard was an old school Doctor who gave a level of care that is rarely seen today, with respect and compassion. He was an example for all who knew him. My sympathies to the family as well as those who worked with him. He will be missed.
I have many wonderful memories of Dr. Pollard as I worked with him many years as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. Always kind and caring as well as an excellent Obstetrician and Gynecologist. My thoughts and prayers for his family during this difficult time.
Leslie and Ashley Newsome
Our hearts are so heavy with the news of Dr. Pollard's passing. He has been beyond a wonderful doctor for me for over twenty years and seen us through some tough times and wonderful pregnancies. He, no doubt, was one of the nicest people on this planet and always had a gentle smile and kind words. Certainly the world was a much brighter place because of him and I know his family will miss him so dearly. We send our heartfelt love and sympathy to Nell, and the rest of his lovely family during this incredibly difficult time.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and in-law. Dr. Pollard was one of those people who made a difference just by his presence. He certainly lifted many Sundays for me by his smiling face and jaunty walk. Always with a grandchild darting around him. It was very touching and uplifting. He will be sorely missed by everyone who came to know him, both professionally and as a friend. I pray that God's comforting Angels surround each of you giving you a peace that passes all understanding and a comfort that allows you to rest knowing God is in control and that now, Dr. Pollard, is resting in the presence of the greatest physician of all. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and hugs to each you. Paige
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend and doctor of 38 years Harold Pollard. He meant so much to me and my daughter as well as everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with Louise, his family and his Lyndhurst family. I am blessed to have known him.
Amy and Dave Beveridge
Thank you Dr. Pollard for bringing our sweet girl in the world, with a vacuum. Nine pounds was a big baby and I couldn't have delivered without your guidance and knowledge. Our whole family is truly grateful for you. Love and sympathy to your family during this difficult time.
Kay B Shugart
My deepest condolences to Dr. Pollard's family. He was one of the nicest most professional and caring doctors I know. We are all going to miss him dearly and I will pray for his family now and in the days ahead. Heaven truly gained an angel. I feel he was one with us here on earth. He meant so much to many. Not just his patients but all those who had the privilege of having him as a doctor and working with him. Blessings to all.
My deepest condolences to this beautiful family and a special condolence to my high school friend, Nell. Dr. Pollard came into my life through his love for basketball! He supported and encouraged me in so many ways. I was grateful to have him as a friend and doctor. His energy and love will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers to all.
Sending prayers to Dr. Pollard's family. I had the honor of working with him for a few years at Forsyth. He was a kind and professional OB/GYN physician. The community was blessed to have him.
I am saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Dr. Pollard. What a wonderful Dr. he was. I will miss his friendly smile, the way he always remembered something about you and his bow ties. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers. Godspeed and Rest In Peace Dr. Pollard.
Sincerely, Yvonne Maddex
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Pollard. I worked for Lyndhurst OBGYN in the 90's and he was such a wonderful person. I will always have very fond memories of Dr. Pollard and his "Good Morning" and huge smile as we came into work everyday, and always sitting in the front receptionist area where myself and Christie and Kathy worked. Very down to earth and wonderful person to talk too. It was a pleasure and a honor knowing Dr. Pollard.
My sympathies to his family for the loss of such a wonderful human being.
I am so heartbroken to learn of Dr. Pollard's passing. I was originally a patient of Dr. Anderson's but in July of 1982 Dr. Pollard was on call and delivered our first child, Christina. I transferred to him after Dr. Anderson retired. When my second child was born, my son Christopher, Dr. Pollard was on duty but was scheduled to go off and after being induced had still not delivered. He came in to tell me he was leaving and I asked him if there was any way he could stay and deliver my baby since he had delivered my daughter. He did and that was the kind of caring doctor he was. He was one of a kind! In recent years, at my annual visit I would always ask if he was still going to be there or had he thought of retiring. Each time, with that reassuring smile and bow tie, he always replied, I'll be here--not leaving yet--probably cut back on hours. He would always keep me updated on Dr. Anderson also. He took such a genuine interest in his patients and always read over our files the night before and would always tell me he wished all his patients were as easy as me--never had any problems--just came in for my yearly exam. I have an appointment this Wednesday morning with him and I can say it will be hard for me knowing he won't be there, just as it will be hard for you not having him in your life. We are all blessed by having him cross our path in life. Rest In Peace, he was a good and faithful servant and will now be in the arms of our Lord. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
My heart is so saddened by the news today of the passing of Dr. Pollard...what a wonderful doctor of mine for 37 yrs...such a caring, compassionate doctor and he will be missed dearly. Prayers for his family and all the family at Lyndhurst GYN....May God Bless and strengthen you all each day with the grace you need daily to face each day.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pollard family. I loved Dr. Pollard. Each time I saw him he always made me feel important and like I was his only patient. He would sit beside me and offer genuine reassurance and a hug whenever it was needed. I could not have asked for a better, more caring doctor.
Chris and Lara Pinnix
To all who knew and loved Harold Pollard, we encourage you to read Romans 12. It sums up Harold and his life perfectly. To the family, you know how much Harold means to our family. We love you and God Bless each of you.
My condolences to Dr. Pollard's family. He was such a wonderful man that truly cared for his patients and had a heart of gold. You will be missed deeply.
My family and I are heartbroken to hear the news of Dr. Pollard's passing . We had the pleasure of serving Dr. Pollard at Goody's Grill at least three times a week. He always had such wonderful energy, and a huge smile on his face that brightened everyone's day. He loved life, he loved and cared about all people, and especially loved his family. We will miss Dr. Pollard so much.. The world lost an amazing physician, a good man and a great friend. Our thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time.
Dr. Pollard was such a generous and kind person. My heart is heavy for myself, his staff, his family and everyone in which he touched their life. He brought our Angels into this world and Heaven is gaining such a sweet angel. He guided me through heartaches, 2 precious boys, divorce and wisdom on how to stay strong during the hardest times. My deepest sympathy to his beautiful family. He will never be forgotten and will be looking over all of us from above.
Dr. Pollard was the kind of doctor everyone loves. He was my doctor since I was 20 yrs old and I am now 52. I always joked that I had been Dr. Pollard’s patient longer than I had been married to my husband of 24 years! He was truly a wonderful person with his smile and always a warm hug when you came in for a yearly check up. It was his questioning and I’m not happy with the result attitude that I’m convinced saved my life from a very scary diagnosis. Dr. Pollard was a physician who cared about his patients and practiced that every day. You will truly be missed and I thank you for being my doctor for 32 years!
Ashli Slate anicks
What an incredible man and doctor...my heart is aching for the Pollard Girls and grand-babies
Love and condolences to the Pollard family. We all thought the world of Dr. Pollard. He was a wonderful man.
Diane Booras Pfefferkorn
My prayers are with Louise, Tucker, Elizabeth and Nell. I don't think there was a finer doctor, man, or compassionate friend.
As I read through the comments, the same thoughts ring true. He was a remarkable coach to both of my kids. He touched so many, and I am truly blessed to be one of them.
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Pollard’s family, Lyndhurst medical staff, patients and friends. I have been a patient for close to 40 years! He was always jovial, compassionate and was always listening to whatever concerns I had on my visits with him! Heaven gained an angel on November 3. He was a faithful servant and a legend in his field of medicine! My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you face the difficult days ahead!
In Christian Love, Vickie Ziglar
My deepest condolences go Dr. Pollard's family and Lyndhurst. I met Dr. Pollard over 22 years ago having 3 babies with Lyndhurst. He was always smiling and had a compassion for his patients. He was on call when I had 1 of my miscarriages and he was so caring and just wanted to make sure my husband and I were ok. He will be greatly missed by so many but it is comforting to know we all know where he is. May God bless each and everyone of you.
HCP was loved and will be missed by so many. His laughter was so contagious and his humor could brighten anyone's day. He also had such empathy for not only his patients, but everyone he came into contact with. My heart is breaking for his family and prayers for strength and comfort will continue to be lifted. There will never be another like him, and he will always be the only Rock.
Karen L Austin
My deepest sympathies to the Pollard family. Dr. Pollard was my ob/gyn for over 30 years and can never be replaced. He was such a gentleman and was so proper in his bow tie. I will truly miss him.
The medical field is missing a beautiful soul that always carried a radiant smile! I had the pleasure and honor of being a patient. Dr. Pollard was the most caring and compassionate doctor I've ever had. He will be deeply missed! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Heaven gained an amazing angel ❤
I am so heartbroken and sadden by the news of the passing of Dr. Pollard. He was such a gentle soul and treated each and everyone of his patients with such care and concern. I was always so glad to see the smile he always had on his face everytime I saw him. He will be truly missed by many that had the honor of knowing him and having him as their doctor. May you Rest In Peace Dr. Pollard and your family and staff will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I was very lucky to have worked with Dr. Pollard for 7 years! Blessings to his family!
I was lucky to have been a patient of Dr. Pollard's. He was a great Doctor and fantastic person. He always treated me with such respect and kindness! He leaves behind such a legacy!!
So sad to hear of his passing. He was such a kind caring Dr. When I fell and sprang my ankle days before giving birth he called me everyday to see how I was doing. He was truly the definition of what a doctor should be.
I am heartbroken to hear of the loss of the greatest, most passionate and loving doctor. Our friendship has been for 39 years after my son was born. I knew him from work and also as a patient. He will be truly missed for his smile, passion for life and for his patients. Prayers for you and your family during this time and know that he is looking down on all of you with his smile and will always be your guardian angel. May God Bless you during this time.
I will always be grateful for the kind and caring manner of Dr. Pollard. I was under his care most of my adult life and he made a special trip late in the night after having been at High Point all day to deliver our precious Caroline Jennie. I am grateful for his life and mourn his passing!
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by the loss of this truly wonderful man. He’d been my doctor for almost 40 years. I am so saddened by this great loss - especially for his family. To them - May God’s grace carry you through and may He provide comfort to each of you during this difficult time. Much love and prayers to each of you. Dr. Pollard will be greatly missed. God bless you all.
My heart breaks... I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Pollard was the best doctor I've ever had. He was always so patient and kind with a smile on his face every time I saw him. He was my doctor for 3 of my 4 children and I am grateful I had the pleasure of knowing him. Nell, I am deeply sorry for your loss, as you have also been my doctor, a beloved one at that. Please know my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time. Thank you for your many years of service Dr. Pollard, you will be missed tremendously. God bless and comfort you all.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I was so thankful the night my baby girl was born, that Dr. Pollard came in for his shift and went right to work, without even putting on his Dr. Coat. He delieverd my baby girl! He was such a compassionate Dr. So thankful to have known him. God bless you with peace and comfort.
I had the honor of being his patient for almost 30 years. He will be so missed. Many thoughts & hugs (which he gave everyone) for his family and friends.
I am so sorry to have read this today. Dr. Pollard delivered my triplets Blake, Morgan and Brittany 27 years ago and to this day they remain very and happy. I remember so many summers dropping those babies off at camp with your daughters watching over them so I could have a few hours of calm. Dr. Pollard was the kindest man, always ready with a smile and a happy heart. He will be missed but I am so grateful for all of us that got to stand in his light.
Sepideh R Hamedani
Dr. Pollard was one of a kind! Great, sweet, knowledgeable doctor. He was my doctor since 30 years ago! The best attitude, experienced, knowledgeable and he will be greatly missed . My condolences to the entire family. We lost a great human being and an awesome doctor! I am still in shock.
As a former employee at Lyndhurst OBGYN, this is devastating news. My condolences and prayers go to his family and his other family at Lyndhurst.
My heart feels broken. He was a fantastic Doctor! A great husband and Father.
With my sincere condolences are sent to his family!
May God Bless them all!
Love in Christ’s Name
Such sad news.... Just saw you two weeks ago. Full of positivity and a smile on your face. Prayers for your family during this time. It was a privilege to have known you and thank you for being one who delivered my stillborn 11 years ago..... I won't ever forget your words, or your compassion. You were truly a good man, doctor, and this is a sad loss. RIP and you will be remembered for your great work here.... :(
I am SO sorry for Harold's family's loss, and I will always be here for you.
I am just as sorry for the world's loss. We are all at a loss, even those who never knew this man because of all the things he did, but never stood on a pedestal and bragged about it! He was what we should all strive to be: a loving, caring person who was more than willing to deprive himself so others would be better.
Many years ago Harold got me into volunteering for tennis events, and I remember thinking, WHAT has he gotten me into?? Years later, I now know he got me into some of the most gratifying work I could ever do. He was a living example of the statement "giving is better than receiving".
I will always be forever grateful to you Harold. Every time I get together with the WSO volunteers I will look for you, and seeing all those eager people serving others, I will know you are there with us!!
My heart just broke by this news. I had the privilege to have you in my life for 11 yrs & you just delivered my Babydoll in March. Rest easy knowing you will be missed but you were loved by so many.
My heart is heavy to learn of your passing. In 1978 I met you for the first time -- my son of 20 days was to be buried that morning -- and you graciously comforted me in my loss -- something I have never forgotten. Your heart of gold helped me deal with my loss. May you walk the streets of Gold and I know you will continue to comfort. Only later in life, 1984, you delivered my last child. Thank you for you.
Harold Pollard (Bro) as my husband, Stephen Anderson, was one of the most caring, real person I have known. He will be greatly missed by millions of people. He leaves behind a wonderful wife and children who loved him dearly and will miss him so much
Caroline Tyson Cox
Our thoughts and prayers are with your dear family. What an incredible, gifted, caring and generous person. He leaves behind such a legacy and one we have seen lived out in your family as well. Hugs to Nell.
Dr. Pollard delivered my son Logan. He has been my obgyn for many many years. I had the best care with him. He never made me go through anything unnecessarily or made me suffer like I have heard many women go through. I am heartbroken to hear he passed. My condolences to his family and his office for their loss. Our community just lost a compassionate fantastic human. Thank You Dr. Pollard for taking care of me and bringing Logan into this world safely. I will never be able to repay you for it.
I’m sorry so for your loss. On November 3, 2013 Dr. Pollard and his daughter Dr. Johnson safely delivered my son. I am so sorry to learn of his passing on this day that he brought so much joy to our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
The Gaspari Family
I was so upset to hear about the passing of Dr. Pollard. He was my doctor for over 30 years and delivered my only son. He was the best and most compassionate man and doctor and I can't imagine going to anyone else. Rest in Peace Dr. Pollard, you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Pollard Family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Dr. Pollard was my OBGYN doctor for over 20 years and he was such a kind and caring physician. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, and may your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Amanda and Jeremy Littleton
Nell, I am so profoundly sorry. I just adored your father. He safeguarded my health and the health of my 4 babies with excellent and compassionate care. He made me and all of his other patients feel valued and important. I think all of his patients thought they were one of his very favorites! I have many fond memories of him, but one of my favorites involves his tennis ball. Every single time I saw him, he had a green/yellow perfectly new fuzzy tennis ball in the pocket of his white coat. I always had to bring at least one toddler to my appointments and he seemed to truly delight in my children They were never an inconvenience. When they got loud or restless, he would let them play with his tennis ball. One day nothing was working for our son who was about 18 months at the time. Dr. Pollard was sitting at the desk in the exam room trying to go over some labs with me. He leaned back, opened the door and bounced the ball down the hall. He looked at James with a grin and said, "Go get it!". James flashed an enormous grin and took off down the hallway after the ball. Dr. Pollard said to me, "Don't worry, he will come back after he finds it." Sure enough within a minute, James was back proudly displaying the ball. I feel so lucky to have known your Dad, and he was a tremendous blessing to me. I am so grateful to you, your sisters, and your Mom for sharing him with the rest of us. Please know that the community is sharing in your grief and that you will be in my prayers.
I was very shocked to hear the news of the passing of this great man, Doctor and friend if you needed him. He assisted in the difficult delivery of my first son. He was also the one to deliver the surprising news when I became pregnant again. You see, I was there for an ovarian cyst check up. We both laughed when he said my cyst has a heartbeat. I will miss that sense of humor. To the Pollard family, the Lyndhurst family and lifetime of friends, may the Lord bless you and keep you in the warmth of his embrace through this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I thought the world of Harold, and I can certainly understand why he was called "Rock." He was the nicest man I have ever met, and I will always cherish the kindness he and you showed me in my UNC days. He will be missed by so many; we were all so lucky to have known him.
When I heard of Dr. Pollard passing I was in shock to say the least. I will never forget him - he was the most kindest doctor I've ever had. He delivered my son Nathan 18 years ago and I don't know what I would have done without him giving me encouraging words to get me thru my delivery. He called me when I got home from the hospital to check on me and my son. He truly answered his calling in life. To the family and co-workers you lost an amazing man and passionate human being. May God wrap his loving arms around you and grant you peace. God called another Angel home.
Dear Louise, Tucker, Elizabeth and Nell and your families,
I loved being with your family while we were growing up. I’m thankful for all the good memories with Harold, like working jigsaw puzzles, and doing ball handling drills. He had the biggest smile and warmest, kindest greetings. I’ll never forget how he helped build a triptych for me as well as Tucker in 9th grade. His personal welcome to countless guests at the Winston-Salem Open and asking all the volunteers to sign his shirt each year was so much fun! He made basketball and tennis and life lots of fun! Thank you so much for sharing him with me! Love and sympathy to you all. Martha
Jennifer T Pierce
I am devastated to learn that we have all lost Dr. Pollard. I send my deepest sympathy to his family. He was my OB-GYN for 31 years and he helped me through trying, frightening, and happy times. He was a remarkable man. No one will ever be able to replace him. I hope knowing that he meant so much to so many will help you get through the months ahead. Thank you for sharing Dr. Pollard with the rest of us.
Anne Eglin Cliwers
I am so very sorry your loss. Dr. Pollard was my physician for more than 35 years. Over the years I really came to appreciate not only his competence as a physician but his warm, optimistic personality. I am praying for your comfort and healing .
My condolences to Dr. Pollard's family. He delivered both of my sons. I’m forever grateful for him!!!
It is still hard to believe that he is gone -- even though we all know he is in Heaven! I have known Harold since high school days and later as a doctor ministering to our family baby deliveries. He was truly a wonderful, kind, fun, and loving man. I pray you will be flooded with all the sweet memories he brought to your precious family. We will all miss him.
Harold was a real cheerleader for me and role model for how to live a complete life. Mentoring, giving back to your community and profession, and love of family and God. Great knowing you HP.
Dr. Meshia Miller
Dr. Pollard will be deeply missed..and like many others, he delivered me as a baby. Dr. Pollard was also an awesome motivator while I played high school basketball with Nell. I can hear him now screaming from the bleachers “Go Meshia!” ...Even when I fumbled.. :-) The Pollard family will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart. You will be in my prayers.
Harold was the first to write in my high school year book. He filled up the whole front page. As years have gone by I have often picked up that book and reread Harold's page when I have needed a boost.
It's amazing how someone touches your life, often without knowing. I know he has touched many lives and made them better. This world was better with him in it. It is a great loss. My sincerest condolences.
Class of '66
I am so shocked to hear about Dr. Pollard; he was a one of a kind doctor so very caring for everyone. He always said you know if you have any questions, please call us no matter what. I have been going to him for 36 years. He is truly a great doctor. Will miss him dearly. My prayers are with the family.
This really caused great sadness. Dr. Pollard was an excellent man. He was a great doctor. Very respectful and always friendly. He will truly be missed. My condolences to the entire family.
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Pollard’s passing. He was a wonderful doctor who was so kind and compassionate. His face would light up when he talked about his family. He had such a positive impact on so many people. Praying for the family.
Allison D. Walls
Dr. Pollard III, A great Doctor so kind and thoughtful to everyone. God Bless Family.
I send my heartfelt sympathy to the Pollard family and to the Lyndhurst family. While working at PARTNERS many years ago I had the great pleasure of serving on the UR/QI Committee with Dr. Pollard. His insight and level headedness was remarkable. When I became pregnant with my first child, I chose Lyndhurst because of Dr. Pollard. He made you feel as if you were his only patient, that was extremely helpful when my first pregnancy ended early and I was devastated His words of comfort for both my husband and I was healing. I went on to have two successful pregnancies and when I went into labor with my youngest, I asked the on-call doctor to please let Dr. Pollard know I was in L & D. I was told he would be on call that night and next thing you know he was at my bedside. He said he wrapped up his day early so he could deliver my son. My mother was present and she marveled at his bedside manner. Yet what always stood out at my appointments was the joy in his voice and his infectious smile when he spoke about his family. He would keep me posted on his wife and his three girls. I remember his excitement and twinkle in his eye when he said that Nell was in training to become an OBGYN. He also was so very proud to be a grandfather. I appreciate you sharing your husband, father, grandfather with so many of us in the community. His legacy will live on through all the families he touched and all the babies he safely brought into this world. RIP Dr. Pollard.
Andrea Dunovant Ray
I'm so sad to hear of Dr. Pollard's passing. He was such a great doctor and I was blessed to have him deliver my daughter 26 years ago. I maintained my relationship with Lyndhurst because of Dr. Pollard's kindness and great care.
The tradition continued with both of my daughters going there. When my daughter became pregnant, I was excited and blessed that she would have Dr. Pollard as her doctor to deliver my first granddaughter!! When I went to an appointment with my daughter, Dr. Pollard greeted me with a big hug and smile. That warmed my heart and gave me the comfort that my daughter was in the great care of Dr. Pollard!!! As we entered the hospital on 11/4, we immediately asked about Dr. Pollard because i knew he was the best. The nurses didn't disclose his passing as, I'm sure they wanted to keep us both calm. I must say that when the news was revealed to us later that day, we were both saddened. He was such a wonderful doctor with a gentle spirit and kind words. I'm blessed that we had Dr. Pollard in our lives and he will truly be missed!!! My thoughts and prayers are sent to his family and staff!!!
With sincere thoughts,
Andrea Dunovant Ray and Kayla Green
Lindley and Mark Curtis
From the first time we met Dr. Pollard at a community event, he was so welcoming and kind to us. From then on, went out of his way to say hello at church and to ask us how our children were doing. We join countless others in thinking about his dear friends and family and praying that you may feel the Holy Spirit surrounding you all with peace and strength and love.
Sending prayers for all the family. Having been a patient for 36 years I know how much I and all his patients will miss this kind, wonderful man. He made an impact on myself and everyone he came in contact with.
Jo Ann Allen Burrow
Dr. Pollard is one of the most caring doctor I have ever met. He has been my Doctor for about 38 years. I have twin grandchildren and he was always talking about them...Daughter goes there.... my family has a great love for UNC Basketball .... always a great thing to talk about... he also liked RJR High School..Have a daughter that taught there and she knows one of the daughters..A great family man..He also loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ....he will be greatly missed....the family is in my thoughts and prayers.. ASOZ
I always looked forward to seeing Dr. Pollard. He was always so caring. He will be missed.
Thank you to Dr. Pollard's family for sharing him so many years with so many of us that needed him. He was a remarkable man. Once he put my husband and myself in his own car to get me to the ER. He basically saved my life that day. We will always be grateful.
Dr. Pollard and I go back a long way. I first started seeing him at Lyndhurst when I was 18 years old in 1978. For almost 40 years, he has been my "Rock" through the good times (3 babies) and some bad. One of the most memorable was when he delivered my 11 lb. 9 oz. baby boy! We will never forget the look on his face. Sounds funny but I almost enjoyed going to my visits just to see him again. The smiles, the hugs, and just the way he made you feel was enough to keep me coming back. (not to mention the bowties!) He was a genuine man and a wonderful doctor. Always professional yet he treated every patient with personal care and kindness. He will truly be missed by all. With tears in my eyes, my heart goes out to you, his family. Thank you, Dr. Pollard, for touching so many of our lives. Angie Creason
Enthusiasm - One of the greatest gifts God can bestow. Harold was the epitome of the word. In every endeavor, be it family, work, play or just life, being around him was a pleasure.
My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Pollard's family and Lyndhurst. He was an amazing doctor and person. His gentle spirit and care about his patients will be missed. He would give you the all the time you needed and he was genuine. God bless you all!
MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. DR. POLLARD WAS A DEAR FRIEND. I FIRST MET DR. POLLARD, WHEN I WAS EMPLOYED AT THE LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM. AT THE TIME THE DAVIS CUP WAS BEING PLAYED AT OUR FACILITIES. DR.POLLARD CAME UP TO ME AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF, AND AS TIME WENT BY OUR FRIENDSHIP GREW. AFTER THE DAVIS CUP WAS OVER, DR. POLLARD AND I WOULD CROSS PATHS MANY TIMES. ONE DAY WE WERE HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT HIM BEING A DOCTOR AT FORSYTH AND WE FOUND OUT THAT MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW (MICHELLE WALTERS) WHO AT THAT TIME WAS A NURSE AT FORSYTH WORKED WITH HIM WHEN HE DELIVERED BABIES. LATER ON AS TIME WENT BY WE CAME ACROSS PATHS AGAIN, OUR GRANDDAUGHTERS PLAYED SOCCER TOGETHER AND WE WOULD ALWAYS CHAT. I WILL MISS DR.POLLARD.
Gina & Frank Fleming
Heartbroken to hear about Dr. Pollard's passing. He delivered both of our girls - Hannah and Megan. He was so special to us - our Hannah didn't survive and he helped us through a very rough time. I remember his excitement when we found out I was pregnant with Megan. I will always remember him telling me how special I was to him as he was to me. His family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Pollard was such an awesome & caring person. He delivered my first born earth angel over ten years ago. He was a gentle & sweet soul. He will be missed!
As a strong component of the force holding his 1966 UNC Freshman Basketball Team so unusually close for over five decades, Harold will be missed terribly by his saddened teammates...but never forgotten. The entire team hopes solace will be afforded his loving family, from knowing deeply in their hearts that so many others also know Harold was truly "one of the good guys!!"
We all miss you Harold.
Art and Ann Riddle
There are no adequate words to describe Dr. Harold Pollard. He was kind beyond measure, humble, skilled, and extraordinary in every way. We, along with millions of others whose lives he touched, will miss him so very much. For his family -- by blood, by marriage, by work, and by friendship -- we pray for comfort and peace in this time of great loss.
I'm very sorry for the loss your family must feel, but reading the comments that so many people have written must be comforting. Dr. Pollard was my doctor for 37 years. I've never had such a kind physician. Several years ago my family doctor passed away, and Dr. Pollard noticed I wasn't seeing anyone. He offered to be my primary care doctor. I was shocked, but so relieved. He took care of my problems, did bloodwork, and referred me to specialists. I don't think anyone else would have helped me in that way--he was very special!
You are dearly loved Dr. Pollard. You have helped deliver my last two children with the greatest care. You were the most encouraging doctor to me and my children, always making us feel more than at home in your clinic. I will remember your fun, caring spirit and your tennis balls you would pop out of your pocket for my boys to feel special❤️ I am so saddened to hear of your passing. Your family is in our prayers during this time.
Dr. Pollard was the best doctor for my birthing experience and I’m truly saddened with news of his loss. He was such a kind and welcoming person that he was the only doctor I wanted during my pregnancy. He helped me with the anxiety of birth and the joy of life and love of starting a family. My husband and I would send our prayers and condolences to his family, may his smile and loving soul protect you during your time of bereavement. I send my love and will truly miss him. Thank you for everything Dr. Pollard.
The McCaskill-White Family
Dr. Pollard was a wonderful, caring and soulful doctor. He always showed great care and genuine concern with me as his patient, and I will always be thankful! Sending prayers and thoughts for peace to his family and friends during this time of great loss <3
My deepest condolences to the Pollard family. The Avrams will always remember the warm, enthusiastic greeting and smile from Harold right after we entered the gates at the Winston--Salem Open. I can still picture him running the par course with Chip Koury or hitting tennis balls with Chip or Gray Smith at Old Town Club. Always a smile on his face having a better time than anyone else. When my son died in 2011, Harold was on the phone talking to me after he heard the news. When my Dad passed away in 2015, he was at my Mom's house the next morning. He was simply ready to take on any situation whether it was tough or fun. And it was never about him. He was an exceptional blend of enthusiasm, compassion and humility.They don't get any better than Harold. Andy Avram
I am so sorry for your loss. I was truly heartbroken when I heard the news. Dr. Pollard was there for both my pregnancies. And this time on April 17, 2017 he got to deliver my son Anthony. I was so honored to have him deliver my son. I was so excited to go and get my check ups because he always had a smile on his face and always made me feel that everything was going awesome. I never ever wanted to see anybody else; it was always Dr. Pollard I wanted to see. He truly was an amazing doctor, and I look at my two beautiful children and he helped me get them here. My heart and prayers go out to you through this rough time....Lynhurst will definitely never be the same without him....This is just so hard for me to believe; he truly was so amazing words cannot even describe it.
I'm so sad to hear about Dr. Pollard. He was my doctor for over 30 years and really helped me through various struggles and procedures during that time. He was such a kind-hearted person who truly cared for his patients. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. He will be missed.
He was a wonderful doctor whose kind and humane manner and obvious intelligence inspired confidence in his patients. He never seemed rushed, although I know he was always busy. I felt so fortunate to have him as my gynecologist that for the past several years I have been driving down from the mountains to have appointments with him. Lately I joked that he'd better never retire, because I never wanted another gynecologist. His loss is a heavy one for his patients and the community at large, as well as for his family and friends. He will be long remembered.
To Dr. Pollard family - I am deeply sorry for your loss. This loss affects everyone that has met Dr Pollard. He has been my doctor for years but most of all a friend. I am so very heartbroken to find that I have lost my favorite doctor. Dr Pollard was as genuine as it gets. He was very kind, friendly and caring and he will be missed. Rest in Heaven Dr. Pollard. Praying for his family. Lisa Davis Gladden
I was heartbroken and shocked to hear that Dr. Pollard had passed away. He seemed fine when I last saw him in June. I met him over 20 years ago and found him to be a wonderful, caring person. My deepest condolences to the family.
Dr. Pollard delivered my only child, a daughter. This was when I thought I wouldn't be able to have children. He was a great blessing to me. I'm very sorry to learn he has passed away; such a great man .
I am saddened to hear of Dr. Pollard's passing. He delivered my son at 27 weeks and stayed by my side until my husband got to the hospital. Great doctor and kind man. Prayers to the family!!
So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Pollard. He was my physician from college until present. He was an awesome person and doctor. I just saw him last month and was so shocked to hear this news. Please know that the family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Pollard will be deeply missed. Sending prayers to the family that you will find strength and peace to get through this difficult time! I am honored to call him my doctor! Rest In Peace Dr. Pollard.
Cathy Recchio, RN
I HAVE BEEN A NURSE FOR OVER 40 YRS BUT NOT A VERY GOOD "PATIENT". I NEVER DREADED MY VISITS WITH HIM, INSTEAD LOOKED FORWARD TO THEM. HE SEEMED SO INTERESTED IN ME AND WHAT WAS GOING ON IN MY LIFE. HE ALWAYS ASKED ABOUT MY EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS AS MY NIECE PLAYED BALL WITH NELL. I AM SO GLAD NELL COULD WORK WITH HER DAD AT LYNDURST. JUST WAY TOO SAD, WAY TOO SOON.
Marilyn F. Mercer
I grew to know Dr. Pollard as one of Nell's teachers and then eventually as his patient. He could eradicate "white coat syndrome" faster and better than any doctor I've ever met. In addition, my quick and efficient check-ups left me feeling better than when I went in. I felt valued and nurtured, especially in the teaching world of Reynolds High School, where Dr. Pollard left his mark on the faculty and students alike. His ability to make all of those he encountered feel special and unique was uncanny. It is certain that he fulfilled every role in his life -- doctor, husband, father, grandfather, community activist, and I could go on and on -- as a true child of God, leaving an unprecedented trail of warmth and kindness behind. We will miss him, but I have a strong feeling that his family will carry on his legacy of love.
With deep sympathy,
I was a lucky nurse to work the ob floor in the late 70’s early 80’s and work with Dr. Pollard. He was a caring doctor with all his patients. I also was a patient of his with my two pregnancies; he was always so caring and compassionate with me. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this great man. My prayers go out for his family and friends. He spoke of his family many times over the years that I knew him. We lost a wonderful man for the community in all that he gave of himself.
I am so shocked and saddened by the news of Dr. Pollard. He had been my Dr since late 70's early eighties. He was such a caring and kind person, always took time to talk. He was so down to earth. We talked about our dogs & grandchildren, he delivered my 1st grandchild. Every visit he would say we go back a long time, I'd say yes we do; he always had a hug . My last visit was in September, he said we go back a long time, and I said when I find a good Dr I stick with them ..he hugged me and said I thank you for that...He will be sorely missed. Prayers for his family - that they will find comfort and cherish all the wonderful memories .....RIP
One of the best gone much too soon. Prayers for Louise and all the family.
Kim & Tim Bernthal
We are so sad about Dr. Pollard's passing and pray for his family, friends and colleagues. We only knew Dr. Pollard as "Harold" during the times we saw him and spoke to him in the tennis community. It's amazing though how many people I've spoken to in the past two days that knew him as their doctor, or had a family member that did. He did such great things with the tennis community, contributing so much to the City of Winston-Salem, especially with the Winston-Salem Open. We would see him while volunteering, and he would always say "BERNTHALS" enthusiastically! He made us feel appreciated and welcome. He was truly a bright light in this many times dark world.
He was just a wonderful man, this is a loss for our community. Always a smile, and kind word for everyone. A special friend.
Kathy M Smith
My deepest condolences to Dr. Pollard's family. He was one of the nicest, most professional and caring doctors I know. I was his patient for almost 40 years. We are all going to miss him dearly and I will pray for his family now and in the days ahead. Heaven truly gained an angel. I feel he was one with us here on earth. He meant so much to so many patients. I was blessed to have had the privilege of having him as my doctor. He was truly living his dream. Blessings to all.
Dr. Pollard you gained your angel wings. While on earth you became my angel. During a difficult pregnancy YOU made me feel better. There were days when I struggled to get out of bed. Dr. Pollard worked hard to make me feel better. It was a nightmare pregnancy full of doctor visits, meds, and iron infusions. I will never forget the day I gave birth. You came in the room knowing I was ready to get this baby out of me! Ha! I blinked and he was here. All thanks to you. God called His child home. While it may make many of us sad. We know you're in a much better place. Until we meet again sir! RIH
William G. Wilson, MD
I was a UNC med school classmate of Harold's (Class of 1974). He was a great guy- always positive and upbeat. Please accept my sincere sympathies for your loss.
Margaret Harper MD
Deepest sympathy to Louise and the family as well as all the friends and colleagues for this loss of a wonderful human being. May we find comfort in knowing he loved his life. He was blessed and he was a blessing to those around him. I was a medical school classmate (UNC '74). It was a joy to discover he was an ob-gyn at Lyndhurst when I came to the Wake Forest Ob-Gyn Dept in 1981. He had a wonderful relationship with all who worked with him and around him. He was not only a wonderful physician and talented surgeon but a caring and compassionate person. He will be greatly missed by many.
Anne White MD
I was shocked to receive Dr. Pollard's obituary from my daughter. His youthful, boyish good looks make it difficult to believe that he is gone. I will always appreciate the encouragement he gave me during my internship and his contagious enthusiasm.
Brenda & "Skip" Skipwith
Bless the family for the loss of such a wonderful human being. I first saw Dr. Pollard in 1978. On January 3, 1979, he delivered our first child. Both our daughters went to Dr. Pollard also. On February 9, 2015, he delivered our granddaughter. Our family was truly blessed to have such an amazing doctor through the years.
John S. Hutton
I had met Harold early in life as we were in the same class of 66 at WWHS in Burlington. He was always such a nice fellow. I would see him over the years at our reunions and he was still that same genuine nice guy. From what I read here from the other people that knew him, the world is a lesser place with his passing. John Hutton
I have been a patient of Dr. Pollard for many years. He was one of the best doctors that I have had. He was great at what he did and always seemed to genuinely care about his patients. He will be greatly missed.
Caroline McLaughlin Clarkson
I have spent the past several days in sadness, pain, and shock over the loss of the one and only Dr. Pollard. I am struggling in my disbelief that this time has already come, the time when I sit here and express my deepest, most heartfelt, most sorrowful condolences for this unimaginable loss. It has been difficult to see through my own tears to write this. It is so, so painful. ...
Dr. Pollard, you were loved by all, admired by all, respected by all, and you will be incredibly, incredibly missed forever by all. You occupy a special part of the fabric of so many families' histories. You shared with them the happiest of moments as well as the worst of times. I know you have not forgotten the year that Piers and I endured last year. During our incredible ordeal, you and Dr. Washburn were there for us in a way that other people were not, and could not have been. The two of you delivering our 2nd son James Robert on June 26th, only 4 months ago, was the culmination of our journey together for me, in my mind. I will forever by thankful, in words that are simply too inadequate to express on here, for those memories and the photos that Nell was so excited to take for us. I could never have imagined then that the end would come so soon. I fully intended to see you again. It is so painful to realize that now I will not. You were gentle, patient, thorough, kind, caring, compassionate, truly empathetic, and selfless. You greeted everyone as they came down the main corridor at the old location. You extended your hand and introduced yourself to people, no matter how many countless times they had the privilege of meeting you. That's the kind of person you were. You were humble and unassuming, yet there was nothing unremarkable or undignified about you. I am grateful I got to tell you, back in the spring, that you were the ob/gyn legend of the Triad. Even then, you were incredulous. The magnitude of your loss is unfathomable to me. You have left the rest of us behind to somehow pick up the pieces, which will only happen given plenty of time. You are gone too soon. Far too soon. There will never be anyone else like you. You were too unique to ever be duplicated. You were larger than life. You left an indelible mark. You improved so many lives. You touched so many people. You are unforgettable. You and your family will forever hold a very special place in my heart.
Peace to you, Dr. Pollard. With love, respect, and admiration until we meet again,
Caroline McLaughlin Clarkson
(Piers, J.P., and Baby James Robert)
Dr. Oona O'Neill
Harold Pollard was one of those people who made you a better person just from being in his presence. I will continue to look up to him. Our Winston-Salem and OBGYN community will miss him greatly.
I am grateful to have known Dr. Pollard. His kindness, exuberance, love of life, and, especially, love for his family were immeasurable. My sincere condolences for your family's loss.
We lost a truly amazing man in Harold. He will be so missed by so many. Those of us who knew him were blessed by sharing a little time with him on this planet. He leaves behind a great legacy of a competent and compassionate doctor as well as a fantastic organizer. He always had a warm smile and welcoming greeting for everyone. Farewell my friend.
He was my ObGyn doctor. He was always very kind to me. I will miss him.
A kind, kind man. He was truly a caring person and compassionate doctor. I don't know if my daughter would be here if it weren't for him. His encouragement and kindness made all the difference. He will be missed.
Always a smile. Always a compliment. Always about others. Always present. Always talented. Always caring. Always giving. Always genuine. Always uplifting. Harold, you will always be remembered and you were in all ways a true friend to so, so many.
Oh, my heart is hurting for all of you. You are such a special, wonderful family, and I know you will miss your patriarch dearly. He was so cheerfully giving and extraordinarily compassionate. By all accounts, he has raised his kids to be the same. I have a huge place in my heart for your family.
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Harold Pollard. He will always have a special place in my heart. He delivered our precious son, Jonathan. I am praying for all of his family, friends, and coworkers at Lyndhurst. In deepest sympathy, Pam Compton
What a very special man and doctor! He was my OB-GYN for over 30 years and my fellow Centenary Church member. I sing in the choir at Centenary, and he would always talk about how much he enjoyed the music at Centenary when I would see him. I’m so glad you all have asked us to sing for his service on Saturday. Thank you for allowing us to share in rejoicing and celebrating his life. My heart and prayers go out to you.
W. Kirby Kilpatrick MD
Dear Pollard family: If one word could sum up a man's life , "enthusiasm " would certainly be the one I would choose for Dr Hal Pollard. Its core meaning, as I understand it, means "full of the Spirit." Over the years since 1978 when I first met, and tried to recruit Hal for our Ob/Gyn practice here in Pinehurst, I knew full well that I had missed a great one when he decided on Winston-Salem. We enjoyed laughing later that " it was close!", but what a great asset to his community he has been and his example will continue to be.
I was fortunate to reconnect with Hal at UNC Medical alumni events over the years and always was uplifted by his enthusiasm for his family, his patients, his W-S community, and our shared love of tennis and UNC basketball. At our last Alumni Council meeting together he was especially thrilled to be practicing with you, Dr. Nell!
I will miss you, my almost partner. You, your family, and the Winston-Salem community are in my thoughts and prayers.
Harold was an amazing guy ... a great friend, a fantastic doctor, a wonderful family man. Harold was so enthusiastic about everything he did and about all the relationships he had. I will miss him so much. Our specialty has lost one of its best practitioners and role models. God bless Harold, and God bless Louise, Tucker, Elizabeth, Nell, and the rest of this beautiful family.
Every time I saw Harold he made me feel like a long lost friend. At the Winston Salem Open this year he lent me his eclipse glasses to view the eclipse. I loved talking baseball with him, about the 60's era and his beloved Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. He was practically a walking, talking baseball encyclopedia. I'm going to miss him very much.
He was an admirable man loved by so many. My heart is with you, Marilyn
Ryan and Kathryn Michel
Words can not express the love and admiration that my wife and I have for Harold Pollard. He brought our two sons into the world but he also served as a personal and professional mentor to each of us. Harold was a role model for me in every sense of the word. I know that I am a better person, husband, father, teacher, and coach because I knew him. Our love and prayers are with the wonderful Pollard family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I Know how much you will miss him. You're in my thoughts.
Such a true and solid person....Harold was a gem....Always smiling and always in a great mood. He put others ahead of himself and was one who never looked for the limelight even though he deserved it much of the time. I feel blessed to have known Harold since my arrival here in W-S back in 1989. God Bless you Harold and my prayers are with you and your family. Bill Appelt
Louise, Tucker, Elizabeth and Nell...I am devastated to hear of Harold's passing and can only imagine how you are feeling right now. Harold (and each of you) always made me feel as though I was a welcome part of your family and I have so many great memories with all of you. Harold truly was the best. He was so kind and had an amazing smile, which seemed to always be on his face! I know he loved each of you so dearly, and I am so thankful that you all know that as well. Please know that I am praying for each of you and am crying with you.
Laura (Dula) Richard
To the Pollard family - I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful, joyful and inspiring person! I know he will be terribly missed by you all. May you feel the peace that he is in Heaven and will continue his great acts of love and kindness. I send my love and prayers to you.
Keeping the family and friends, of Dr. Pollard, in my thoughts and prayers. I still expect to see him walking up the hallways of Mother/Baby. He is missed.
John M. Lafferty, M.D.
Very saddened to hear of this passing of a truly vibrant leader in all the things he did. We shared a love of Carolina, Carolina athletics, the med school, tennis, NC OBG society. Do not believe he can be replaced and will be sorely missed by all.
Benita G. Jessup
I was shocked to hear of Dr. Pollard's passing. He will be greatly missed. I was a patient of his for a few years and I respected him as a person and a friend and as a doctor.
My prayers are with his family and his work family.
May you find comfort and strength in knowing that God loves you and he cares for you, through talking to God in prayer, and from God's word, the Bible. Psalm 36:7 says: "How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge". Psalm 62:8 "Pour out your hearts before him. God is a refuge for us". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!(Psalm 18:2; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org
I was so saddened to learn of Dr. Pollard's passing last week. He was such a sweet doctor. He always had a smile on his face when either myself or my daughter saw him. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Dr. Pollard was truly the greatest physician I have ever had. I was so very blessed to have met such a great man. His personality was so welcoming and opening. He will be truly missed but forever remembered as a Great Man. You all will be in my prayers.
Watson A. Bowes Jr. M.D.
When our family moved from Colorado in 1982 for me to join the faculty at UNC in Chapel Hill, Harold and Louise were among the first in the statewide Ob/Gyn community to warmly welcome us. We will not forget their kindness and friendship. I was deeply saddened by the news of Harold death.
I am very saddened to hear of Dr. Pollard's passing. He was an amazing Doctor and one of the best in Winston. He was a great listener and had a great bed side manner. When I was pregnant and having some complications, I was out of town and he personal called me numerous times as well as the hospital to make sure I was ok. He was such a compassionate person and he will truly be missed.
This still doesn’t seem possible. I wish I had the words to say how sorry I am. I knew Dr Pollard as he was my Moms Dr after Dr Perry Clark passed away. Dr Pollard delivered both my brother and sister and was a beloved physician by my mother! I would later have classes at RJR with Tucker and then even later in life encounter Dr Pollard again when I went to work as a surgical scrub nurse at FMC. My most valuable interaction with Rock however was when I miscarried my first child. Dr Pollard met me at his office on a Sunday morning and did an ultrasound himself confirming that indeed the baby was gone. Rock say on the bed desire me while I cried and cried.....he was so compassionate and with his gentle words truly made me believe there would be another. I now have two beautiful girls.
I saw Dr Pollard and Louise at Sakura on Stratford just this past Spring and I thanked him for that time nearly ten years ago. He was so kind and appreciative and remembered my mother, telling me to say hello for him.
Dear Pollard family, please know what a wonderful difference and how much caring your love loved Rock brought to others! He was so so special!!
Dr. Pollard was my OB throughout my entire pregnancy. My baby girl is 3.5 months old now, and I’ll never forget how comfortable he made me feel as a first time mama! He always made me feel like my baby and I were doing just perfect. At one of my last appointments before I delivered, he said, “I think you’re going to have an awesome delivery. If I was a betting man, and if you were a horse, I’d bet on you.” His always kind words and contagious smile will stick with me forever. I wish I could tell him one last time how much he meant to my husband and I. He took great care of my baby and I for 9 months, and I know he’s in Heaven now looking down on all these babies he helped guide into the world.
Sorry very sorry for your loss! Dr. Pollard was an amazing provider and so kind hearted. He always took the time to listen to our concerns and try to calm our worries! He will truly be missed.
I am just learning of Dr.Pollards passing, I am so shocked and saddened by this news. He was my doctor for many years and was always very compassionate always giving me a hug and wishing me well. He delivered my first grandson in 2008, I just saw him in June and he seemed to be fine, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family,friends, his coworkers and patients, prayers are with you during this time. I just lost my mom on 11-20-2017, he was a great doctor and will be missed greatly.
Dr. Pollard was such an amazing doctor- so kind and such a light. He was so special and I am thankful to have known him.
When I received the letter from Lyndhurst I thought well Dr. Pollard has finally decided to retire. I had been expecting it at any time. However as I read further and saw he had passed away in early November I was as so many of his patients devastated and shocked. I had gone to Dr. Pollard most likely most of his time at Lyndhurst starting in my early 30s. He was always so kind and such a good listener even though I sensed at times he was under pressures to keep the patients moving. I remember a time in particular when I turned 50. When I went to see him he asked right away what’s wrong. I said I feel like my life is falling apart. Before we went any further he hugged me and he said let’s see if we can find out the cause. As you might guess it was menopause. What meant the most to me and I never forgot was first and foremost his concern for me as a person then as a patient. Years later I had written him a letter telling him how much that meant to me to have such a carrying person as my doctor. Each time I went in to see him he always said you look good and we go back a long time. I am now 76 and his passing before mine was never a thought, his retirement was though. I know how much he will and is missed by his family, friends, and the staff as well as his patients. I drove 50 miles one way to see him for over 40 years from Liberty that’s how much I valued him. As I write this the tears flow but I know he is in the best place and hope someday to see him again. His life was over much too soon.
He had so much to live for with all those wonderful grandchildren. I wish I had a copy of the picture that appeared in the OBGYN magazine where he was surrounded with all those precious grandchildren.
I pray for your loss.
I am so sorry to learn that Dr. Pollard has passed away. He cared for me during two of my pregnancies and he was such a wonderful doctor, I adored him! I wouldn't have wanted any other doctor to deliver my boys! Loved him!
Andrea M. Jenkins
Dr. Pollard delivered my 2nd child. I was grateful to have him as my doctor. He was professional and upbeat in the delivery room. I remember him giving me a high five right before I delivered. I was done in 15min. I am so sorry for his loss. .
Sadden by the loss but celebrating the life of Dr. Pollard. He was an amazing person. At one of the most challenging periods in my life he was there. His encouragement and means in which he knew how to calm a human soul through agonizing choices was truly a gift. When I was supernaturally healed, he celebrated with me giving the glory to God. His smile, hugs and delightful spirit was a gift to this world. So grateful for the opportunity to have had him as my doctor.
I am so sorry to learn of Dr. Pollard's passing. It has been a little over a year and I am only now discovering it. My son, who's 12, asked me this morning to tell me his birth story again. But this time he asked about what doctors delivered him. In the midst of explaining all of that, I decided to bring up some photos of our obstetricians. That is how I ultimately discovered Dr. Pollard had passed.
Dr. Pollard ended up not being the doctor to have the honor of actually delivering my son. The next doctor on call immediately afterward had to deliver through C-section right after Dr. Pollard went home for a well deserved rest.
However, Dr. Pollard had come in on call early into my delivery adventure. He saw me through an induced labor(that would ultimately fail) for longer than I care to remember. I told my son how wonderful Dr. Pollard was. He kept my spirits up and I was laughing throughout the whole ordeal. In short, he took very good care of both of us for that time so close to my son's birth. And this was all after what had been a long and not so easy pregnancy. For that I will be forever grateful.
My condolences to his family. Thank you for everything Dr. Pollard. May you rest in peace and joy. Perhaps one day we will meet again. :)