Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1939

William Pounds WILLIAM. G. POUNDS, JR., 48, was born May 22, 1921, the son of Virginia Ragsdale & W.G. Pounds of Ranger, TX. He was in the Ranger High School Class of 1939. He died in Sept. of 1969, while living at Ronkonkomo, NY. He married Mary Krensavage. He had three sisters, Billie Faye Pounds Beskow (RHS-1944) of Eastland, Inez Pounds Belknap (RHS-1936) of Gun Barrel City, & Oleta Pounds Surles (RHS-1936) of Kemp; and three brothers, Adron Pounds (RHS-1932) of Weatherford, Joe Bob Pounds (RHS-1941) of Alabama, and Leonard M. Pounds (RHS-1929). He entered the U.S. Army in 1940 and trained in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and California and served overseas in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was awarded the GCM, AP, 2 Battle Stars, American Defense, AT, PL, and Victory Ribbons. He was discharged in 1946.