Born 4-29-1930 -- Died 12-26-2004
Loyd Edward Pounders, 74, was born the son of the late Floyd Pounders and Lenize Crawford Pounders April 29, 1930, in Jacksonville, Texas, and died Dec. 26, 2004, in Thayer, Mo.
He was united in marriage April 3, 1995, in Houston, Mo., to Bertha Imogene Jeffries.
He was plant manager for Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, for many years and was later employed by the City of Lufkin, Texas, retiring in 1992. At that time he moved to Yukon, Mo. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene of the home in Thayer; a son, Danny Pounders of Lufkin, Texas; six stepchildren -- Linda Thacker, Donna Durbin and Sharon Darnall all of Portageville, Mo., Larry Jeffries and Lanny Jeffries both of Aberdeen, Miss., and Donnie Jeffries of Portageville; three grandchildren; a brother, Leroy Pounders of Lufkin, Texas; and a sister, Sharon Beard of Huntsville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Dec. 28 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Thayer.