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Mr. John Wiser Pound

Published: 10/31/2013

Mr. John Wiser Pound, age 75, of Parrottsville, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Sullivan, Illinois on February 8, 1938.

He was a graduate of Sullivan High School in Sullivan, IL and of the University of Illinois. He also attended Belmont College in Nashville.

He served three years in the United States Army.

He was a lab technician at Great Lakes Chemical in Newport for sixteen years and taught math at Cocke County High School for nine years.

John was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Knoxville. He loved the Lord and loved studying with his Sunday school class.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe Wiser and Helen Grace Pound.

He is survived by his wife Charlene of the home, daughter and son-in-law Sandy and John Babel of Johnson City; grandsons Brandon Ealy of Leonard, TX, Ryan Ealy of Johnson City; Matt Babel of Jonesborough and AJ Babel of Johnson City; brothers and sisters-in-law Joe and Joan Pound of Sullivan, IL; Jack and Gisela Pound of Urbana, IL; brother Jim Pound of Savoy, IL; sisters and brothers-in-law Janet and Warren of Grants Pass, OR and June and Chuck of Champaign, IL. Additional survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Forbes officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you pay forward random acts of kindness and generosity in Johnís honor.

Arrangements by Costner-Maloy


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