Solon (Wayne) Ponder, 93, of Joaquin, Texas

Solon (Wayne) Ponder, 93, of Joaquin, Texas passed away on November 7, 2019 in Center, Texas. He was born February 5, 1926, in Ewing, Illiois, to Solon and Fleta Ponder. 


He is survived by his; Son, Dale Ponder and wife Marinna of TX; Daughters; Debra Goodwin of Nevada and Kaye Nealy of Washington; 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Grandchild, and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly. Mr. Ponder was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Air Force retiring after 27 ½ years of service for his country.


Services will be Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Mangum Funeral Home with Visitation Monday November 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Benton, Illinois.


Mr. Ponder is preceded in death by his Wife of 69 years, Betty Evelyn Ponder and Son Michael Wayne Ponder.


In lue of flowers donations can be made to the Jackson Missionary Baptist church of Joaquin 11120 TX-7 Joaquin TX 75954


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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas is in charge of arrangements.



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