Doyle Zane Pounds
February 24, 1933  -  July 17, 2018

Doyle Zane Pounds

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Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Hermosa Drive Church of Christ
2512 W. Bush Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Woodbine Cemetery
200 E. Hermosa Drive
Artesia, NM  88210
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New Mexico Christian Children's Home
1356 NM-236
Portales, NM  88130
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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.


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  1. Ceil Gray
    Lansing, Iowa, NM

    Just heard today about Doyle , died on 7/17/18,am sending my prayers to you,Dixie, and entire family. May Gods peace be with you.

  2. Saundra Neely
    Kerrville, TX

    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'!

  3. Robert Thompson
    Camarillo, CA

    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.

  4. Mr. Doyle was one of the kindest men I know..sure will miss him, he was very special
    Artesia, NM

  5. Russell Kirkpatrick
    Albuquerque, NM

    Our prayers for your family Doyle was a good man.

  6. Alyson
    Hope, 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!

  7. Juhree Cope
    Carlsbad, NM

    Dear Pounds family, I was saddened to hear of Doyle’s passing. You all are in my heart and prayers.

  8. Rosy Starrett
    Artesia, 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.

  9. Nancy Buchanan
    Artesia, NM

    My deepest condolences for your loss Doyle was a sweet generous man and surely be missed

  10. Dale Hart
    Ft. Myers,FL, 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

  11. John Owens
    San Angelo, TX

    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.

    Midland, 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 Gray

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