Larry Pounds was born in Skullbone, Tennessee on March 18, 1937, to J. Pounds and Mildred Wheatley Pounds. He attended the Skullbone School in his elementary years before going on to the Bradford School. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1955 and was among the early classes to make a senior trip to Washington D.C. and the Northeast region. One highlight of the trip for him was sitting in President Eisenhower’s chair in The Oval Office. He was a champion typist in high school and just like his father, he joined the U.S. Navy and served four years. He used his excellent typing skills to work under the admirals on the U.S.S. Kearsarge and U.S.S. Oriskany. After his service, he returned to West Tennessee living in Memphis, Greenfield, Gadsden, Skullbone, Sharon, and Milan. He worked for White Rose Industrial Laundry Service in the 1960’s before going to work for Proctor & Gamble in Jackson, in 1970, as an electrician. He was mayor of Gadsden in the late 1980’s. He and his wife, Catherine, enjoyed traveling with their grandchildren to the Smokies and visiting the beaches of Florida. After retirement, he moved back to Skullbone to help take care of his aging parents. He later moved to Sharon to be near his grandchildren. He was a good friend to all who knew him, giving to numerous charities and organizations. He was a member of Skullbone Church of Christ.
He leaves behind his daughter, Karen (Gary) Roberts of Sharon; his grandchildren, Stacy Turbyville of Murfreesboro, Alex (Mallory) Roberts of Greenfield, and Rachel (Roberto) Mateo of Mayfield, KY; his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Turbyville of Murfreesboro; his nephew, Doug Williams of McLemoresville; and a dear friend, Sylvia Hodge of Knoxville.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Catherine Wilson Pounds; sister, Anne Williams; and great-grandson, Ethan Turbyville.
Honorary Pallbearers are the Bradford Class of 1955.
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