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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Mr. Earl Pontoon, 79, of Spartanburg, entered into eternal rest on August 21, 2014. Mr. Earl Pontoon was born September 19, 1935 to the late Mr. Leonard Gilbert and Mrs. Gladys Thompson. He was a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was formerly the husband of Mrs. Mattie Fields.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: his sons, Thomas Fields, of Spartanburg, SC and Alvis Fields of Washington DC; his daughters, Gloria Fields, of Spartanburg, SC, Dale (Cortez) Glivings of Oxon Hill, MD and Annie Ruth Jackson of Columbia, SC.
Mr. Pontoon was preceded in death by: two sons, Leslie Gilbert and Roosevelt Gilbert; his daughter, Martha Gilbert; one sister, Annie Mae Rice; and four brothers, John R. Gilbert, Lenorel Gilbert, Joe Louis Gilbert and Bobby Gilbert.
A Celebration of the Life of Earl Pontoon will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM at The John Stinson Memorial Chapel, 602 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303. The Reverend Wyomia McKissick will officiate. Interment will be held in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3100 Southport Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
The family will receive friends at 370 Brown Rd., Spartanburg, SC.
Condolences may be sent to the Pontoon family at
www.jwwoodwardfuneralhome.com. J. W. Woodward
J.W. Woodward Funeral Home, Inc.
594 Howard St
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2014