Kurtis "Kurt" Ponder

  • Born: July 16, 1984
  • Died: July 19, 2021
  • Location: Wellford, South Carolina

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Kurtis "Kurt" Ponder
Wellford, SC

Kurtis Paul "Kurt" Ponder, 37, of Wellford, South Carolina, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Kurt was born in Greer, South Carolina on July 16, 1984, a son of Kathy Maybury Ponder and the late, Kenneth Earl Ponder.
Mr. Ponder was a 2003 graduate of Chapman High School, an employee with the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was also a former volunteer with the Holly Springs Fire Department, and an avid fisherman and hunter.
Kurt is survived by his mother, Kathy Maybury Ponder, Of Campobello, South Carolina;
a daughter, Brooke Elise Ponder, of Inman, South Carolina; a son, Kyle Robert Ponder, of Inman, South Carolina; step daughter, Taylor Stockton, of Piedmont, South Carolina; step son, Dale Black, of Duncan, South Carolina; and his fiancée, Kelly Dianne Jones of Wellford, South Carolina. He is also survived by two sisters, Katy Megan Ponder, of Greer, South Carolina; Kelly Ponder Reaves and her husband, Andy, of Inman, South Carolina; nephew, Charlie Brackett of Inman, South Carolina; maternal grandmother, Marty Marler of Wellford, South Carolina; and numerous other family members and friends.
In addition to his father, Mr. Ponder was predeceased by a brother, Kyle Warren Ponder; his paternal grandparents, Paul and Faye Ponder; and his maternal grandfather, Charles Marler.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Holly Springs Baptist Church, conducted by, Dr. Tim Clark. A private interment will follow. The family will receive friends, following all services, in the sanctuary at Holly Springs Baptist Church.
The family is at the home, of his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marty Marler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kyle and Brooke Ponder Fund, C/O: United Community Bank 11500 Asheville Highway Inman, SC 29349.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Kathy & Family
So sorry for your loss. You and
your family are in our thoughts and
Chuck & Judy Barnes

Posted by Judy Barnes - Campobello, SC - Neighbor   August 02, 2021

Ladies I am so sorry that you are experiencing more loss on your life. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Bar from BOA

Posted by Barb Blanton - Campobello, SC - Acquaintance   July 26, 2021

Kathy, Kelly, and Katie...My heart breaks for you. Know that my love and prayers are with you. Stay strong in your faith, and hold on to the hope of the Glorious Reunion one day with Kurt and Kenny!

Posted by Cindy D SACARELOS - Friend   July 23, 2021

Kathy, We are so very sorry for your lost! We remember Kurt being in the band at CHS with Clay! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers ❤✝

Posted by Carol & Sherry Emory - Inman, SC - Friend   July 22, 2021

I am so sorry Kathy I can't even imagine how you are feeling,but you are a strong woman and I know you will be ok. Would love to get together for lunch sometime. I won't be able to be there for a hug tomorrow as I will have two rowdy little boys for the day,but know I love you and am praying for you and your family. Please,let's get together soon! And maybe some of our other friends from the good ole days can join us too!

Posted by Neisey R.Barnwell - Campobello, SC - Friend   July 22, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss Kathy, I know from personal experience how heartbreaking it is on a mother!! I probably will not be able to attend the services as I've been close to people with COVID and I do not want to infect anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy , God Bless!!!

Posted by Donnie Hazlett - Inman, SC - Friend   July 21, 2021

Saddened to see this Kathy. My prayers for you and your family !!

Posted by Randy Mills - Gaffney, SC - Family Friend   July 21, 2021


You will be missed!!

Posted by Sissy Johnson - Inman, SC - Friend   July 21, 2021

You will be missed!! Hope you fly high in heaven!! RIP my friend

Posted by Sissy Johnson    July 21, 2021

Kurt will always be my "Nephew". ~ Auntie

Posted by Linda Jones - Inman, SC - Friend   July 21, 2021

Kathy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May our loving Heavenly Father wrap you in His loving arms and give you peace and grace. Praying for you all.

Posted by Betty Skinner - Inman, SC - Friend   July 21, 2021

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Kurt will always be my "Nephew". ~ Auntie