SMITHFIELD — Mr. George Anderson Pollard, age 87, born Dec. 14, 1933, in Henderson, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. He was the son of Leroy Pollard and Fannie Dorsey, both deceased. Mr. Pollard was also predeceased by a brother, Leroy Pollard Jr.

George attended Henderson Institute for Schooling. After school he took a job with the New York City Transit Authority as a diesel mechanic, where he retired after 20 years. He dedicated his life to Jehovah and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in December of 1960. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 64 years, Leola E. Pollard, and father to his son, Jonathan Pollard of the home; daughter Georgina Cannady (Patrick) of Raleigh; grandchildren, Sashea Davis, Maliek Harris, Premier Cannady; and great-grandchild, A’Mari Stokes. He also leaves to cherish his memories two sisters, Jacqueline Manuel (Leo) of Atlanta and Diana Williams (Arnold) of Columbia, South Carolina; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will hold memorial services at a later time and place to be determined. Please direct your condolences to

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