Oliver Pollard, Jr. was born on September 12, 1955 in Natchez, Mississippi to Oliver Sr. and Lucille (White) Pollard. He was baptized at an early age at Progressive Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which later became True Love Baptist Church, under the leadership of his uncle the late Bishop Jesse White.
Oliver learned construction from his father and was a man of many trades. He loved to paint, work on cars, hang drywall and basically fix anything anybody called him for. Oliver had a "talent" for playing the lottery, creating a whole system for what number to play and how it was "coming out." Any time a baby was born, a death occurred or if you had any kind of dream, you just give him the information and he would turn it into the winning number.
Oliver loved skating, singing, football (especially the Chicago Bears) and weight lifting. He participated in many bodybuilding competitions all over the country and won the "Mr. Fort Wayne" title several times. He had such a passion for it that he became a personal trainer. He managed Pollard's Fitness Center for several years and also assisted in training at Indiana Tech College in the athletic department. He was well known for his physical strength and wearing baseball caps with his durag underneath.
Oliver was always on the go. He always had somewhere to be and something to do. He especially enjoyed helping people and always had to make sure others were taken care of.
Most of all, he loved his grandchildren who brought him so much joy. Any time any one of them came around his face would light up. Even though he tried to hide it, Oliver had an award-winning smile that would light up the whole room. He touched many lives in so many different ways and will truly be missed by so many.
He retired from Deister Machine Company but couldn't stay still. He began working for Campbell's Automotive towing vehicles until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Pollard, Sr. and Lucille Pollard, his brother, Lee Pollard and his granddaughter Latreyana Browning.
Oliver leaves to cherish his memory his children, Yavonda (Nakia) Warren, Nichole (Saul III) Mack; step-children, Parsell (Latrena) Browning, Latisha (Floyd) King and Shapri Browning; his sisters, Barbara Savage, Pastor Caroll, Brenda Eldridge and Janet Pollard; his brother, Bernard (Ilene) Pollard Sr., eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of family and loved ones.