After attending Virginia Tech, Walt worked as a chief clerk at Norfolk Southern Railroad for over forty-two years. He continued to be a collector and admirer for all things railroad throughout his life. He loved watching sports, history, collecting coins, golf, and a good scotch. Of all his loves and interests, Walt loved his wife, family, and baby dogs the best.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Huff Pollard; son, Walter Thomas Pollard, III (Donna Stanley); daughter, Terry Morris (Chris); three sisters, Sandy Dyer (Joey), Ruby Thomas, and Karen McClintock (Clay); and grandson, Jarod Morris (Moriah). Also surviving are lots of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Granberry United Methodist Church, 200 Granberry Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112 or to the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy, Martinsville, VA 24112.