William “Bill” Alan Pollard



William “Bill” Alan Pollard, 65, a resident of Texas City, TX for 43 years, passed away August 17, 2021 in Webster, TX.  Bill was born July 27, 1956 in Texas City, TX to Ellen and Warren Pollard. Bill retired from the Houston Fire Department after 38 1/2 years of service, was a member of the Hitchcock Volunteer Fire Department, and beloved brother and participant to so many other departments including Santa Fe, La Marque, Southeast, Forest Bend and Friendswood. He was devoted to teach firefighters from around the state at the TEEKS Fire Training Academy in College Station, TX, Galveston County Field Days, and Harris County Field Days.


He is preceded in death by his parents.


He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Norma Kay Pollard; daughter, Erin Pollard, husband Jacob Williams; sons: Ryan Pollard, wife Katie, and Reagen Pollard, wife Crystal; grandchildren: Caeden Pollard, T.J. Campbell, Phoenix Levanne, Abbie Pollard, Drake Pollard, Brody Pollard, and Hugh Pollard; brother, Warren A. Pollard, wife Patsy.


A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Funeral service will begin Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Living Stones Church in Alvin. Burial to follow at Hayes-Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.


Memorials may be made to the Galveston County Fire Fighters Association or Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.


  1. Rest now my fallen brother
    Lay soft your suffering back
    Rest well and forever
    Your memory shall not lack
    Rest your tired hands
    Wipe clean your weary brow
    Rest with St. Florian
    Your spirit now endowed
    Rest here your breaking heart
    We know you gave your all
    Rest easy, you’ve done your part
    You’ve answered your last call
    Rest knowing that in god we sought
    Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
    Rest assured your troubled thought
    As we ring the final bell.

    Bill will be greatly missed. Our love and thoughts are with each of you.

    Thor Eric & Judy Lynn Turner Chester
  2. Sending our condolences during this time. Bill was such a comfort when John died. He encouraged Jimmy during Boy Scouts. He always had encouragement to share just at the right time.

    Marjorie Filidei Johnson
  3. I knew Bill through the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Our local chapter was the Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2, Department of Texas. The simplest thing I can say about Bill Pollard is that he was a mentor to me and a good friend. I loved him and will miss him.

    John Vander Meulen
  4. This county has lost a great son. We will never be the same without his laughter and stories. RIP bill. God bless and protect your lovely family.

    Scott and Charlene Haygood
  5. Bill was such a eager person in helping many people and organizations in learning about how to be an excellent fire fighter as well as, a great person to his family and neighbor. He definitely will be hard to replace.
    May you rest in peace Bill as you will be remembered by many from here to various places that you ventured to. God bless!

    Thelma A. Moser
  6. I have many good memories of my nephew Bill at family gatherings. His jovial personality was infectious. Pease and blessing to Norma and family.

    Jack Mann
  7. I cannot begin to offer condolences that would come close to honoring Bill in the right way. He was known and loved by many and he will be missed. However, I will always remember Bill as having the wonder and heart of a child. Always thankful, willing to help, doing whatever needed to be done. Lots of scouts owe him a debt of gratitude for all he taught them. So do many firefighters. Personally, I’ll miss the childlike joy he brought to the most mundane things, and the twinkle he had in his eyes.

    Mike Carr
  8. Sending condolences to Bill’s family. I know words can not take away your pain. May he Rest In Peace. Bill was always so kind and a mentor to many. Jason learned so much from him. We loved Bill’s big heart, smile, and sweet laugh.
    Love always
    Stephanie, Justin, and Ryan Coronado

    Stephanie Coronado
  9. Norma and family: We were so saddened to get the news about Bill. Our deepest condolences to you.

    John and Connie Rooney
  10. Bill was always smiling and could make anyone laugh. We will miss his smile and his stories during his many years with the fire department. It is hard to believe he is gone so soon.

    Donald & Mary Preiss
  11. Norma and Family: May God watch over you all. Bill was an awesome person who was always willing to help everyone. I wish I could have been there today. Love you! Marleta Balke Payne

    Marleta Payne
  12. My deepest sympathies to Norma and the family.
    Bill had such and inviting and warm personality. He had a great way with kids. He had been deeply involved in scouting for many years. For a time he was a member of the Galveston County Beekeepers association. He valued people and always made time for them.

    Mel & Regina Haley
  13. I met Bill for the first time in 1977 at a fire training school in Sinton Texas, His stories even then made the weekend quite interesting. He always had a smile and even after years of not seeing him Catching him at a restaurant or out somewhere he would wave and give you that big grin.

    Kim Stellhorn
  14. Prayers to Norma and his family. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Steve Krenek
  15. Matthew 11:28 – 30, with prayer for all those who miss Billy most.

    Jim Martin

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