LEONARD M. POUNDS, 85, son of Mr. & Mrs. W.G.
Pounds of Ranger, TX was born Sept. 9, 1911 & died on
Oct. 7, 1996. He married Daisy Woods (RHS-1937). He had
a sister, Billie Faye Beskow (RHS-1944), two brothers
Adron Pounds (RHS-1932) of Weatherford, Joe Bob Pounds
(RHS-1941), at the time of his death. Another brother,
W.G. Pounds, Jr. (RHS-1939) is deceased. He had three
sons, L.H. Pounds of Plano (RHS-1965), Billy Bob Pounds
of Fort Stockton and Cecil Lewis Pounds (RHS-1968); two
daughters, Alyce Eileen Gooch (RHS-1961) of Big Lake &
Patty Jo Callender; five grandchildren, and two great-
grandchildren. Leonard attended Ranger High School in
the Class of 1932. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery
in Ranger, TX.
During WWII, Leonard served in the U.S. Navy in the
Seabees, enlisting in March of 1942, and undergoing
training at Camp Allen, Norfolk, VA, and Port Huenema,
CA, before being sent to foreign duty in the South
Pacific. He was awarded a Battle Star, AP, PL,
American Defense and GCM. He was discharged in 1945.
Before enlisting, he was employed by the T&P Coal and