Larry D. Pounds, age 55, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away early Saturday, November 18, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born January 6, 1962, in Sayre, Okla., the son of Bill and Frances (Burks) Pounds. He has been a long-time area resident.
Larry attended Parsons Public Schools for his K-12 education. He earned an A.A. degree from Labette Community College and a B.S. from Pittsburg State University. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Following his service, he moved to Carl Junction and worked as a custodian for the Carl Junction School District for many years before illness forced him to retire. Larry was a member of the Parsons Friendship Southern Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Frances Pounds, of Joplin, Mo.; a daughter, K.C. Pounds, of Long Island, N.Y.; a son, Derek Pounds and fiancé, Cheyenne, of Willow Springs, Mo.; his brother, Gary Pounds, of Joplin; his ex-wife, Carmen Cain, of Long Island; and four grandchildren, Christopher Sloan, Peyton Jones, Nevaeh Pounds and Shealee Pounds.
After 7 ½ years of battling Multiple Myeloma Cancer, kidney and liver failure, Larry said to his mother, "I've had a good life".
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Pastor Rex Wakefield will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery, in Joplin.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on November 21, 2017