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Donald "Don" Gene Pond

February 17, 1942 — September 21, 2017

Donald “Don” Gene Pond, age 75 years, 7 months and 4 days, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 17, 1942, to the late Paul Edward and Lalah (Godbey) Pond.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two step sons: Steve and Lanny Taylor and a step daughter, Debbie Stigal.

Surviving family include his wife, Midlred “Millie” (Taylor) Pond, of Stearns, whom he married July 16, 1977, six brothers: David Pond of Science Hill, Kentucky, Richard “Dick” Pond (wife Jo), of Hazel, Kentucky, Daniel Pond of Somerset, Paul Pond (wife Judy) of Eubank, Dennis Pond (wife Gay) of Liberty, Kentucky, and Doug Pond (wife Angela) of Liberty, two sisters: Linda Etters (husband Paul) of Burnside, Kentucky, and Jennifer Godbey of Eubank.  Don and Millie had several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren with one on the way.

Don was a general laborer, working odd jobs.  He loved reading, dancing, movies, walking, and gospel music.  He was a very social person with lots of friends he enjoyed hanging out with.  He loved people and never met a stranger.  He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home.  Burial will be at the Lower Cal Hill Cemetery in Pine Knot.  Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until time for services at the funeral home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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