John Wiser Pound, age 75, of Parrottsville, passed away Monday, October 28,
2013, at his home.
was born in Sullivan, Illinois on February 8, 1938.
was a graduate of Sullivan High School in Sullivan, IL and of the University of
Illinois. He also attended Belmont College in Nashville.
served three years in the United States Army.
was a lab technician at Great Lakes Chemical in Newport for sixteen years and taught
math at Cocke County High School for nine years.
was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Knoxville. He
loved the Lord and loved studying with his Sunday school class.
was preceded in death by his parents Joe Wiser and Helen Grace Pound.
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.
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.
lieu of flowers, the family requests that you pay forward random acts of
kindness and generosity in Johnís honor.