Dickie E. Pontzius, 65, of Evening Shade died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 24, 1941, at Noble County, Ind., the son of Walter Emmitt and Eleanor (Harter) Pontzius.
He was retired from Brown's Shoe Company in Pocahontas and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa (Branscum) Pontzius, of the home; three sons, John Pontzius and Chad Pontzius, both of Indiana, and Ty Pontzius of Kentucky; two daughters, Tashina Brown of Pocahontas and Rebecca Adams of Indiana; his mother, Eleanor Pontzius of Evening Shade; two brothers, Billy Dean Pontzius of Indiana and Mike Pontzius of Florida; three sisters, Connie Foster of Indiana and Sandy Parker and Vickie Cohen, both of Memphis; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Pontzius; a nephew, Gary Foster; and a niece, Dee Pontzius.
The funeral services were held Oct. 16 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with the Rev. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial followed in the Evening Shade Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.