Robert W. Pollard
Bob was born in Salem, having been raised in a funeral service family. He graduated from Andrew Lewis High School and John Tyler Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science/Funeral Service, starting his career in 1972. He was named Managing Partner of Lotz Salem Chapel in 1993.
He is an active member, board member and Past President of Salem Rotary Club; a member of Salem Rescue Squad Businessman’s Advisory Committee; an active board member and Past President of the Salem/Roanoke Chamber of Commerce; a member of Virginia Institute of Funeral Professionals; a member and Past President of Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association; and a member, board member, Past President Salem/ Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He coached youth soccer in Salem for over 16 years, was a founding member of Valley Youth Hockey Association, and is the former Chairman Salem School Board Business Advisory Committee.
He has been married for 42 years to Denise W. Pollard and has a son, Matthew J. Pollard; a daughter, Tracy D. Hale; and four grandchildren, Mason, Maclin, Claire & Graham.