James R. Ponder


Passed: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Funeral: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Age: 86
Location: Greer, SC

James Robert Ponder, 86, widower of Ann Taylor Ponder, passed away March 18, 2017.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Fred and Pearl Campbell Ponder, a retired supervisor of Springs Industries, Lyman for 45 years, a member of Fairview Baptist Church for 45 years and a former deacon of El Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. Ponder was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.


Surviving are two daughters, Carol Abercrombie Strom (Larry) of Piedmont and Rachel Elaine Field (Beau) of Greer; one son, Jay Ponder (Deborah) of Campobello; one sister-in-law, Mae Ponder of Greer; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was also predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Services:

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Fairview Baptist Church cemetery with military honors, conducted by Rev. Mark Spearman.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the mortuary.

The family is at the home of a daughter, Rachel Field.

Memorials made to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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