Thomas Pounds
1940 - 2015
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Thomas Wade Pounds
Thomas Wade Pounds, 75, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Tom was born on September 18, 1940, in Victoria, Texas to Thurman E. Pounds and wife, Alva Henegar Pounds.
He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and graduated from South Texas College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree (magna cum laude). He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as Captain. He began his legal career with Baker and Botts in Houston. He worked on the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) under the President George H. W. Bush administration. He later became the Executive Vice President and Secretary for the American Oil and Gas Corporation. He was respected as an expert in all phases of Oil and Gas matters and continued advising and writing contracts for clients long after his retirement. He was a member of the Petroleum Club of Houston. He enjoyed sailing, theatre, and travel, especially cruises. He and wife Reva recently returned from a cruise to the British Isles.
Tom was predeceased by his father, Thurman Pounds and his mother, Alva Pounds. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Reva, by his son Wade and wife, Marla, his grandchildren Westin and Emily of Houston, and by his sister, Sandra Williams and niece, Kathy of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:30am with funeral services to begin at 12:30pm in the chapel. Following the funeral service, a burial with full military honors will be held at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas at 2:15pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Blue Bird Circle, 615 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006-5003 or to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 11, 2015.
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June 10, 2017
I just now found out that my old friend, Tom, has passed away. I knew him when we were both attorneys at United Gas Pipe Line Company in the early 1980's. He was a great and a wonderful guy. I learned a great deal from him. He loved his family, especially his son, Wade.
Cynthia Nordstrom
October 16, 2015
Aunt Reva:
I am so sorry for your loss. God will take care of you thru this difficult time. I love you very much. Bart
Bart Parker
October 15, 2015
Aunt Reva,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll never forget you two driving all the way up to San Antonio from Houston just to see me play basketball. That was a great memory for me!
I know you will miss him, and I pray that somehow during this time Jesus comforts you above and beyond what you've ever experienced and that He would fill your every need and longing.
I love you Aunt Reva, and I'm praying for you!
Grant Parker
October 15, 2015
Dear Reva, I know how deeply Tom has loved you all these years and how deeply you love him. I am honored and blessed to have known Tom and together with Patricia and Kaylin we extend to you our deepest and most heartfelt love and sympathies for your tragic loss. Although we live in New Orleans, it was so obvious during our visits with you and Tom over the many years how much of a kind and thoughtful person he was and what a loyal and loving husband he has been to you. I will miss Tom very much and we pray that the peace of God be with him in heaven and with you always. With love-- Peter, Patricia and Kaylin Thomson.
Peter Thomson
October 14, 2015
What a wonderful man was Tom Pounds, and what a legacy he leaves. He was very kind, soft-spoken and caring. He was brilliant and saw the part of an issue no one else saw. We loved him very much, and it will not be the same without him. He and Reva Jean were a remarkable and awesome pair. Both brilliant and they complimented each other. They were soul mates. Oh how sad for her not to be able to share each and every moment with him for the rest of her life. He was so proud of her and included her in every decision. He enjoyed making her happy, and she was so creative. Her ideas he made a reality.

I want to share a poem with Reva and her family, and I hope it will be meaningful and will be remembered and cherished. I love you! Reva Jean and I plan to participate in helping to make your life as happy as it can be without Tom. Rest in peace, Thomas Pounds. You are loved.

The Ship"
I am standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky comel down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, There! She's gone!

Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, There, she's gone! there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, Here she comes!

Henry Van Dyke
Mary Henderson
October 14, 2015
Reva, May God put HIs loving arms around you and give you peace. May you feel the love and support from your family during this difficult time. We love you! Kay, Katie and Kristen
Kay Parker
October 14, 2015
Aunt Reva-
Praying for you and the family for comfort during this time of loss and that you will find peace in celebrating Tom's life and the love he had for each of you. Sending you all our love!
Thomas and Ava (2) Parker
October 13, 2015
Jon and Pamela Haddock
October 13, 2015
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I pray that in the midst of the sadness that you will find joy & strength in Jesus. We are praying for you, Aunt Reva. Hugs for you. Love, Brittany, John, Baylor & Laikyn
Brittany Staub
October 13, 2015
We are so sorry for your great loss. We are thinking of you and praying that God will give you His strength and His comfort. We love you Reva! Tom and Mary
October 13, 2015
We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember his generous spirit. Please accept our condolences on Tom's passing. It was an honor to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. We love you Reva! Mike & Kim
October 12, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your happy memories help you make it through this difficult time.
We love you and may God be with you.
Dan, Suzanne Stumpf and Family
Suzanne Stumpf
October 12, 2015
He was a one of a kind little brother. I shall always remember our outings and his love and respect for nature.Miss you, sweet brother.
Sandra Williams
October 12, 2015
Sandra Williams
October 12, 2015
Tom was one of the best human beings I ever worked with - always a respectful gentleman.
John Flory
October 11, 2015
Tom with grandchildren and Wade
Wade Pounds
October 11, 2015
Tom with grandchildren and Marla
Wade Pounds
October 11, 2015
Tom was a man of many virtues. His graciousness and his sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was admired and respected by all.

Judy Norsworthy
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