Connie Ardis Ponder
May 7, 1921 – October 30, 2019
Connie Ardis Ponder
Connie Ardis Ponder, 98, of Kingwood passed from this life on Thursday, October 30, 2019, with his loving family and caregivers at his side. He was born on May 7, 1921, in Eros, LA to Connie Edward and Leila Powel Ponder.
Art was born and raised in Northern, Louisiana. As a young man he met the love of his life, Margaret Warren, in Monroe, LA. They were married on September 4, 1943, in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he was stationed in the Air Force. They were married 71 years, until His Margaret passed away in August of 2014. Art attended Louisiana Tech Engineering College before volunteering to serve in the U. S. Air Force, and became a pilot and Staff Sargent training gunnery crewmen during WWII. He then worked for Louisiana Power and Light Co. (which is now Entergy). He began as a Right A Way Cutter and worked his way all the way to Human Resources, Safety and Employee Benefits Manager for the entire company, where he retired in 1986.
Art was a lifetime member of the Masons. He also loved to fish, build things, work on motors, being a lobbyist at the LA State Legislation, helping people, spending time with friends, happy hour and his family. He was a genuine friend and a great role model of a strong independent, hardworking and loving man. Art was known to his family as an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Art touched the hearts and brought smiles to all that knew and loved him.
Art is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret, daughter, Sandra Kay, son Ronald Warren, and son-in- law Mike Sherrill. Those left to honor and cherish the memory of Art’s life are; his daughter Jan Ponder Sherrill; grandchildren, Jessica Sherrill, Lisa Sherrill Caviness and husband Jared, Michael Ponder Sherrill and wife Jodie; great- grandchildren, Adeline Sherrill, Evelyn Sherrill, Maggie Caviness, Max Sherrill, and Beau Sherrill.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 on Friday , November 8th, 2019 at Arbor Terrace of Kingwood, 2807 Kings Crossing Dr. Kingwood, TX 77345. A happy hour will follow after memorial service.
- Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019