A resident of Amite, he died at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was born October 22, 1963 in Baton Rouge and was 49 years of age. He was an avid scuba and cave diver who loved adventures and the outdoors. He was a high school graduate of Amite High School and later attended Louisiana State University and Georgia State University where he majored in computer science and chemistry. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Amite. He is survived by parents, Carolyn Ray and Lynn Ponder; son, John Lynn Ponder, III, and his wife, Destiny; daughter, Jennifer Ponder and her fiance, Greg Kern; grandchildren, Kaidence, Waylon and Aubree Ponder and Ruby Kern; sisters, Donna Ponder and Deborah Stevens; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ray and Cecilia Spansel Ponder and Leslie Barbee Ponder, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until memorial services at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Foster. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
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McKneely Funeral Home - Amite
110 E. Factory St.
Amite, LA 70422
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2013