Mr. Arthur Will Pon­der

Lester Lackey & Sons Fu­neral Home

The Covington News - - OBITUARIES -

Mr. Arthur Will Pon­der was born Fe­bru­ary 5, 1958 in Rock­dale County to Ms. An­nie Lee Pon­der and Mr. Johnny Will Prinup.

Arthur Pon­der at­tended pub­lic school in Rock­dale County and later was em­ployed with Rock­dale County Pub­lic Works for 30 years. He mar­ried Mrs. Pa­trice Sims on Feb. 17, 2001. He loved trash talk­ing, work­ing on cars, rid­ing mo­tor­cy­cles, hav­ing a good time and be­ing a grand­fa­ther. That is a ti­tle that he wore proudly. He was a hard-work­ing man, a won­der­ful fa­ther and de­voted hus­band. He never met a stranger.

On Satur­day, Au­gust 23, 2014, his earthly life ended. He was pre­ceded in death by his loving grand­mother, Mrs. Anna Reed Pon­der.

He leaves to cher­ish his mem­o­ries, his wife, Mrs. Pa­trice Pon­der, chil­dren, Mr. and Mrs. Travis (Con­nie) Pon­der, Mr. and Mrs. Shan­non (Tosha) War­ren, Ms. Kimberly Ben­ton, Mr. and-Mrs. Bran­don (Celita) Rober­son, Ms. In­dia Pon­der and Mr. An­drew Jones, mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (An­nie Lee Pon­der) Preston, fa­ther, Mr. Johnny Will Prinup, five grand­chil­dren, Tyrique War­ren , Jana­sia Pon­der, Jurnie Pon­der, Sariah and Kaleb Pon­der, god­fa­ther, Mr. Lewis (Bubba) Ben­ford, a host of sis­ters, brothers, sis­ters-in­law, brothers-in-law, aunts, un­cles, nieces, neph­ews, spe­cial friends, Mr. Roo­sevelt Gil­bert Sr., and Ms. Betty Ann Smith, other rel­a­tives and friends.

His cel­e­bra­tion of life will be Fri­day, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Bald Rock Bap­tist Church, 2284 Old Cov­ing­ton Road NE, Cony­ers. Rev. Chris Shipp will be the pas­tor with Apos­tle Char­lotte Hill the Eu­lo­gist and Pas­tor Calvin Hop­kins pre­sid­ing.

Arthur Pon­der will be in­terred at Dou­ble Springs Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery

2705 N. Hightower Trail, Cony­ers.

Honorary Pall­bear­ers are mem­bers of Rock­dale County Pub­lic Works; pall­bear­ers are the Windjammer’s Motorcycle Club; and flo­ral at­ten­dants are from the cousins and red­man com­mu­nity.

The fam­ily of the late Mr. Arthur Will Pon­der would like to thank ev­ery­one for their prayers, calls, vis­its, flo­ral trib­utes and other acts of kind­ness. May God con­tinue to bless each of you.

Pon­der

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