Ronald F. Pounders

Born in Tuscumbia, AL on February 12, 1941

Departed on March 26, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Ronald F. Pounders- age 76 went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2017. Ronald was raised in Red Rock, AL on a dairy farm.  In his youth, he served as the 4-H Club President for the state of Alabama. He was a graduate of David Lipscomb University. While attending college he met his sweet heart, Sandra who became his wife of 34 years. He majored in music and was an accomplished pianist. Ronald was a man of deep faith and a devoted member of Hendersonville Church of Christ for 50 years.  During that time he served as an Elder for 30 years and spent countless hours volunteering at the church day school and kindergarten. Ronald enjoyed educating children and was a Principal for Metro Schools for 38 years.

Throughout his life he had many accomplishments and hobbies. He was a world traveler visiting 35 countries. He also served as a missionary in Cuba on 3 different occasions. Those mission trips touched his heart and he has always been a great supporter of the Cuba Missions through his church. Ronald enjoyed stained glass, wood working, radio controlled airplanes, camping and boating. He touched many lives and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra A. Pounders and parents, Odes and Frances Pounders. He is survived by his son, Alan F. Pounders (Tami); grandchildren, Bailey Pounders and Jordyn Pounders.

A life celebration service will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:30 at Hendersonville Church of Christ with Brother Keith Parker officiating.  Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 4pm-8pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home and on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 12:00pm-2:30pm at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hendersonville Church of Christ Cuba Missions Fund.

25 Comments to Mr. Ronald F. Pounders

  1. Jan S
    March 27, 2017 6:30 pm

    Sherri ,

    Sending prayers to your family. I know how sad you are. Just wanted you to know we were thinking of you.

  2. Hellen Waldrep
    March 27, 2017 9:02 pm

    Good bye my dear classmate we will miss you at our June reunion.
    A dear friend and classmate. My deepest sympathy to you Alan.
    Hellen Waldrep
    Class of 1959
    We were both in the same hospital at the same time when we were born.

  3. Jack & Brenda Frye
    March 27, 2017 10:19 pm

    He was a good man and he all so love the lord very much too.

  4. Fran Baird
    March 27, 2017 10:30 pm

    Ron will certainly be missed, especially in our Small Group meetings on Sunday evenings. He was our song leader, with his beautiful voice! My love to Alan, Tami, Bailey and Jordyn.????❤

  5. Chris and Ellen Tyler
    March 28, 2017 12:52 am

    Ron touched Ellen and my life in so many ways. Ron served as principle of the school that my father-in-law taught. I knew Ron personally as my Bible school teacher and a dear friend. Alan may you feel the piece of God embrace you during this time of remembrance and the assurance that he’s now at the place he was created to live forever. He’s actually getting to see and talk to the God of all creation and the Savior of our souls. What a BLESSING!

  6. Ernie Gray
    March 28, 2017 8:50 am

    Mr. Pounders was my teacher in the six grade at Amqui elementary school. The one thing that I appreciated about him was he helped me to find more confidence in myself. He was a good man and a great teacher and I know that he will be sorely missed by so many people. See you in heaven Mr. Ponders.

  7. Sandra Taylor
    March 28, 2017 8:58 am


    Prayers for you and your family during these difficult days.

  8. Alicia Fleming
    March 28, 2017 9:59 am

    Praying for you and your family.

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    – Matthew 5:4

    “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

    –Isaiah 41:10

  9. Tara Moore
    March 28, 2017 10:27 am

    Mr. Pounders was my elementary school Principal and I remember him fondly. My sincere condolences to your family.

  10. Aquilla Wadkins--Yagoda
    March 28, 2017 10:41 am

    It is with a sad heart that we bid farewell to a dear classmate and friend. Ronnie was one of the most liked members of our class. We proudly called him “our Liberace”. If Ronnie entered a Talent Contest, he was bound to win. His talents exceeded everyone. In 9th grade he and one other person were the only member, of class, that could solve a math problem and while visiting Wall Street on Sr. trip he was the only one that could answer a question about the stock market. His laughter and smile will be long remembered by all who knew him. To his family, may the God of all comfort bring you peace as friends lend their support. His life on earth is over but it is just beginning and one day there will be no farewells. I Thes. 4:13-18

  11. Lisa & Tom Connor
    March 28, 2017 11:37 am

    Our sympathy with Alan & the family. What a strong Christian man Ron was; he inspired us with his perseverance and tenacity.

  12. Wendy(Adams) Ray
    March 28, 2017 12:30 pm

    This was my principal back so many years ago at glencliff elm… He was so sweet to me .. even though I was hardheaded … RIP Mr Pounders

  13. Samantha (Featherstone) Flowers
    March 28, 2017 1:14 pm

    Mr. Pounders was my elementary school principal. He was a great man and always had a genuine smile on his face! Prayers for his family and friends during this time!

  14. Kristine Railey
    March 28, 2017 1:56 pm

    Prayers and blessings to the family. You have touched my life and will forever be in my heart.

  15. Peter Davis
    March 28, 2017 3:47 pm

    To Alan and all the family, I am sorry for your loss, though it be temporary and I know you are rejoicing for him. I am happy to have shared this Earth with Ron for awhile, I came out the better for it. As sad as we are now and here, there is rejoicing in Heaven at his arrival. Godspeed Mr. Pounders, I hope to see you again. Love, Peter

  16. Tracie Foster
    March 28, 2017 6:20 pm

    I had the awesome.pleasure of knowing this generous , kind , soul. I mourn with the family Allen , Tammy, I’m sorry​ prayers of peace to you and ur whole family..

  17. April Mangrum
    March 29, 2017 12:40 am

    He wa also my principal at Glencliff Elementary. He was a very sweet man. Prayers to the family.

  18. Stephanie Shumate
    March 29, 2017 10:13 am

    Alan, I just heard of your Dad’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your entire family.
    Prayers for comfort and peace during this time of great loss.

  19. CVHS Class of '59
    March 29, 2017 10:14 am

    Many members of the CVHS Class of 1959 will be remembering Ronnie in their own special way. Many will take the hour to pray, reflect and shed a few tears of farewell. Ronnie was a loving member of our class. We were so happy to see him at our 50th reunion. We share so many happy memories of our time together. Ronnie was selected as the “Friendliest Boy” of our class and still remains so. To his family, we share your loss and we circle you with linked arms as you bid your dad adieu. Our heavenly Father will wipe away all tears as joy come tomorrow as the wonderful memories come to mind.

  20. Cheryl Davis Winnenberg
    March 29, 2017 10:56 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  21. Jeannie Bright
    March 29, 2017 4:56 pm

    Alan- sympathy to your and your family, sounds like he was a good man. It is not fun I just lost my dad earlier this month , never be the same may not remember me friend of Susan at Harding.

  22. Lisa Porter
    March 29, 2017 7:51 pm

    Alan so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a fun and loving person. He and your mom always welcomed me when ever I was around. We will be praying for you and your family.

    Chuck and Lisa Porter

  23. Margaret Hogshead
    March 29, 2017 8:24 pm

    I first met Mr. Pounders in Sunshine Singers.
    Later our paths crossed again at Glencliff Elementary School.
    He was a “Super Principal” who brought out the best in his teachers.
    I am thankful for the opportunity to work with him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. Sue Birrell Cabe
    March 30, 2017 12:48 am

    Alan – So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I always thought fondly of him. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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