MANSFIELD — Richard Pound, 71, of Mansfield died Tuesday evening, Feb. 15, 2005, at his home after a short illness.
Born April 1, 1933, in Sparta, he was the son of Russell and Bernice (Barr) Pound. He retired from General Motors and had also worked for Cooper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon. Richard was a member of VFW Post 3494, Owls, Eagles, Sons of Italy and Auto Workers Local 549. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by two sons, Tarry Taylor of Columbus and Richard Pound Jr. of South Bend, Ind.; six daughters, Susan Roberds of Columbus, R. Jeanne Phillips of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Tina R. Dannenmueller of Sikeston, Mo., Kerry Housman-Jarrell of Dexter, Mo., Tanny Sawyer and Bonnie Pound, both of Mansfield; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse Robertson and Richard Robertson, both of Sparta, and Harold Robertson of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Shirley Mabe of Strongsville, N.C., Beverly Blubaugh and Ralph Robertson, both of Mount Vernon, and Evelyn Feustel of Galion; numerous nieces and nephews; his first wife, Judith Root of East Prairie, Mo.; and former wife, Loretta Pound.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Barr Robertson; father, Russell Pound; stepfather, Mitchell Robertson; and sister, Marlene Pound.
There will be no calling hours or services observed. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest registry is available at www.wappner.com.