2019-01-10 / Obituaries

Sessions “Teddy Bear” Pounders

Sessions “Teddy Bear” Pounders, age 82 of Rockdale, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his home in Rockdale. Funeral service as held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Minister Jason Hollinger of Murray Street Church of Christ officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F.

Sessions was born March 16, 1936 in Tanglewood, Texas, a twin son of William Rufus Oscar and Martha Willamina (Lorenz) Pounders. He attended school at Tanglewood Elementary and graduated f rom Lexington High School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961.

On July 8, 1960 he and Sondra Eileen Ahrendt were married in the Murray Street Church of Christ in Rockdale.

Teddy Bear was owner and operator of Pounders Wrecker Service for 50 years, retiring in 2016. He had also worked at Alcoa, Rockdale Operations over 34 years, having retired in 1998.

He was a member of Murray Street Church of Christ. He served as a Little League Board Member and had coached for many years. He was an officer with the Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

Teddy Bear enjoyed river fishing and loved his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Elizabeth Pounders and his twin brother, Claude Barkley Pounders.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years; Sondra Pounders of Rockdale; two sons, Clyde Pounders and wife Whitney of Rockdale and Chris Pounders and Joan Hess of Rockdale; six grandchildren, Colt, Tyler, Tate, Will, Wyatt and Piper Pounders, all of Rockdale; and his special angels in his life, Stacey Blythe, Shellie Jones and Brent Blythe.

Serving as pallbearers were; Colt Pounders, Tyler Pounders, Tate Pounders, Will Pounders, Wyatt Pounders, Piper Pounders, Jimmy Pounders and Freddy Pounders.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Brown, Elbert Page, Allen Pratt, Gary Jackson, L.B. Kubiak, Don Wardlow, Benny Lee Pounders and Calvin Whiteley.

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