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John "J.T." PoundJuly 19, 2017
John “J.T.” Pound, 57, of Haines, Oregon died on a summer’s night in July, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A Celebration of his life will be held in the fall to be announced at a later date.
For those who knew and loved J.T, they would say that he was a kind, big hearted, gentle giant of a man. He had a passion for fast cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiling all of which began at young age and carried on throughout his life. He not only had a strong work ethic but he also loved to work. In his later years he was able to work alongside his brother Brian doing construction and could be seen driving heavy machinery perhaps a bit faster than it should go. It could be said that J.T was truly one who could not drive, “55.” J.T was a smooth talker and had been known for giving good advice on more than one occasion. J.T read the entire Bible three times and could quote from it. He also liked animals. J.T was a friend to anyone, he appreciated good food and he loved to laugh. J.T lived life day by day and took whatever life dealt him in stride. He understood that “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to ride in the rain”. J.T will be missed.
J.T was preceded in death by his mother Beverly Jones, father John F. Pound and brother Jason Pound.
He was survived by his children John (Johnny) and Cody Pound; sisters Connie Lewis, Cathy Boyd, Roberta Stehle and Crystal Smith; brother Brian Pound; uncles and aunts: Donald and Peggy Thames, Anthony and Bonnie Jones, Blanche Kemp and Yvonne Day; nieces and nephews: Angela and John Sullivan and family; Nicole Nelson and family; Kayla and Kelly Kowalski and family; Brandon, Curtis and Kristine Stehle, Sarah and Jeremiah Relka and numerous cousins, grand nieces and nephews.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of J.T the family suggests Best Friends Of Baker City (Pet rescue and adoption) through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com