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James Keith Pollard, affectionately called “Keith” by his close family, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Keith will always be remembered for his gentle kindness, sense of adventure, his joy of life, quick wit, incredible memory and smile.

James Keith Pollard was born in Salem, Indiana on October 25, 1936, the second son of Elmer and Elva Pollard. After high school, he served a term in the U.S. Navy. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at Indiana University. He spent the rest of his career in Louisville and retired at Phillip Morris.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Morris Pollard.

Keith will be forever loved by those he left behind. Keith is survived by his sister-in-law, nieces, nephew and their families, as well as many lifelong friends.

The family would like to extend their thanks to those who provided such excellent care to Keith over the years.

A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at Dawalt Funeral Home on Saturday July 16, 2016 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Washington County Food Bank P.O. Box 128 Salem, Indiana 47167.