Doyle Pounds 85, of Artesia, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018 at Hermosa Church of Christ with family members officiating. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery.
Doyle was born in Lamesa, TX. He grew up with a love for scouting and achieved the highest honor of Eagle Scout. Later, as a farmer, he was awarded the New Mexico Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year in 1965. He was a long-time resident of the Pecos Valley, moving to the Artesia area in 1956. He served our country in the U.S. Army for two years, farmed for nearly 40 years, served on the Eddy County Fair Board for many years, worked for SWIG Cotton for 12 years, and late in life enjoyed serving as a greeter for Walmart where he made new friends and reconnected with old friends. He was a faithful member of the church of Christ, serving as an elder for the 8th & Grand congregation for 21 years.
Doyle married Dixie Williams on January 2, 1955 in Artesia. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. “Buck” Pounds and Mary “Kitten” Pounds.
He is survived by his wife; five children, Dwayne Pounds and his wife Melanie of Artesia, Donnie Pounds and his wife Dee of Artesia, Diana Joy and her husband Jack of Artesia, Deena Morgan and her husband Johnny of Prosper, TX, Daana Pittam and her husband Curt of Artesia; one sister, Verna Owens of Artesia; 16 grandchildren, Brandon Joy, David Pounds, Kami Jenkins, Jared Pounds, Kolbyn Joy, Dustin Pounds, Stuart Joy, Daniel Pounds, D’Naye Conklin, Destiny Contreras, Braeden Morgan, Zane Pittam, Brice Morgan, Zaac Pittam, Za’Leigh Pittam, and Brynlee Morgan; and 16 great-grandchildren. Honorary grandchildren: Kristal Speck and Chanelle Forister.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Allison, Don Calvert, Nubbin Crouch, Joe Durand, Jeff Fanning, Steve Forister, John Foster, David Houston, Jack Huddleston, Ron Lewis, Kenneth Monk, Lonnie Owens, Brook Owens, J.T. Ross, and Don Tidwell.
The viewing will be Thursday at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM-236, Portales, NM 88130.
My sweet precious Dixie, you and Doyle have been on my mind in a big way this past week. I just felt that his "time" was near and when I consulted the mortuary's on-line bulletin I saw that it was a reality. Bless you my amiga. It has to be bittersweet but ya'll had mucho good years to reflect upon. Love ya'!
Saundra NeelyKerrville, TX
Dixie I am very sorry for your loss. I will always rember your date with Doyle where we went roller skating in Dexter. Why you took a 9-10 year old on a date I will never know. I love you both an will miss Doyke all my life.
Robert ThompsonCamarillo, CA
Mr. Doyle was one of the kindest men I know..sure will miss him, he was very specialArtesia, NM
Our prayers for your family Doyle was a good man.
Russell KirkpatrickAlbuquerque, NM
Dear Dixie and family. It was a lovely service for sweet Doyle! I am so sorry I missed being able to see all of the family. Just know we are praying for God's comfort for the family as you face this difficult time!
Dear Pounds family, I was saddened to hear of Doyle’s passing. You all are in my heart and prayers.
Juhree CopeCarlsbad, NM
Bill and I are saddened by your loss of Doyle. We always loved visiting with him and appreciated not only his wonderful sense of humor but also his down to earth giving attitude.
May God hold you in close comfort with his passing.
Rosy StarrettArtesia, NM
My deepest condolences for your loss Doyle was a sweet generous man and surely be missed
Nancy BuchananArtesia, NM
Dixie, and children: Condolences to you folks. Love you all, and may God Bless You at this time. Doyle was a good man. Dale Hart
Dale HartFt. Myers,FL, NM
Dixie and family,
My condolences on the passing of your husband and father. Doyle was a good man who made a distinct imprint on the world around him. I considered Doyle not only a friend but a valued adult mentor. My prayers are with you all at this time.
John OwensSan Angelo, TX
Dixie & family,
I am so sorry to hear about Doyle. I pray for God to comfort you all in a way that only He can.
DONNA GRAYMidland, TX