Lewis E. “Bud” Pounds

Known as “Bud” to everyone, Lewis Eugene Pounds was born in Clay County near Corning, Arkansas, on October 14, 1929 to Lewis E. and Nora E. (Winingar) Pounds. Bud passed on December 4, 2015 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

He married Mable Sheaffer on May 29, 1952. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary this year.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; two siblings, Emily Creely and Mildred Kautzman; and his brothers-in-law, Joe Creely and Gene Malam.

He is survived by his wife, Mable; siblings, Julius Pounds, Lillian Malam, Tilitha and Joe Waicekauskas, and Barkus and Carolyn Pounds; brother-in-law, Fred Kautzman; his children, Loretta and Robert Edwards, Steven and Judy Pounds, and Craig and Julia Pounds; his grandchildren, Ashley Edwards, Ryan Edwards and Kyle Clippinger, Leah and Dustin Carter, Nathan and Nicole Pounds, Joshua Pounds, and Hannah and Gregg Hull; his great-grandchildren, Ethan and Elijah Carter; and two foster great-grandchildren.

Bud wore many hats during his life. He was a manager at Houston MFA in Houston, Missouri, for over 20 years, a farmer, milk route driver, president of Wolford Cemetery Association for 40 years, president of Houston Rural Fire Association for 20 years, and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Services were December 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Evans Funeral Home. Nathan Pounds and Gregg Hull officiated. Pallbearers were Nathan Pounds, Joshua Pounds, Ryan Edwards, Kyle Clippinger, Dustin Carter and Gregg Hull. Honorary pallbearers were Leah Carter, Nicole Pounds, Hannah Hull and Ashley Edwards. Burial was in Wolford Cemetery with services under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Wolford Cemetery.

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