Homer ‘Jack’ R. Pond

Published 11:34 am Monday, December 13, 2010

WAKEFIELD-Homer “Jack” R. Pond, 77, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010. A veteran of the Korean Conflict and six time State Peanut Production Champion, Jack spent his whole life in Southampton County. He is remembered as a devoted father and grandfather and a faithful member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Ella Pond; his son, William “Bill” Pond; his brothers, Hudson and Judson Pond; and his sister, Elizabeth Goodrich. Jack is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Jean Pond; daughter, Betty Pond Beale, and four grandchildren, Willie Beale, Ella Beale, Austin Pond and Tristan Pond; his twin brother, Harold Pond; and his sister, Josephine Stephenson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 6:30-8PM at the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Wakefield. A service will be held at the Wakefield United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Burial will follow in the Wakefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wakefield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box  87, Wakefield, VA  23888. Condolences may be posted at www.jtmorriss.com