Francis Myles Pond, 65, of Hamlet, N.C., died Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Francis was born October 22, 1948, in Hamlet, a son of the late Benjamin Espie Pond Sr. and Gladys Gibson Pond. He served his country during the Vietnam War with the Army and was retired from the N.C. Department of Corrections.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Benjamin E. (Benny) Pond Jr.; and his brother, Richard E. (Ricky) Pond.
Surviving is his brother, Vernon T. Pond of Indian Trail; and his nieces and nephews, Andy Pond of Fort Mill, Kenny Pond of Oak Island, Lori Franklin, Jessie Chappell and Richard Pond of Rockingham and Danny Pond and Lisa Pope of Hamlet.
A memorial service for Francis will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Outreach For Jesus, 444 Battley Dairy Road, Hamlet, N.C. Visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall.