Billy “Bill” Joe Ponder, 60, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, July 4, 1962, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023 at his residence in Belleville, IL.
Bill was a general manager for Hardee’s and currently worked for Lowe’s in Belleville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Ralph and Glennella, nee Richardson, Ponder
- Brother: Roger Ponder
- Sister: Pamela Hutton
Surviving are his:
- Partner: David Broyles of Belleville, IL
- Nedra (Mark) Godwin of Lebanon, IL
- Carolyn Ponder of Waterloo, IL
- Rita Abernathy of Edwardsville, IL
- Arthur (Mary) Ponder of Swansea, IL
- Terry (Karen) Ponder of Cleveland, TN
- Albert (Jaime) Ponder of Columbia, TN
- Wayne Ponder of Columbia, IL
- John Ponder of Edwardsville, IL
- Sister-in-law: Diane Broyles of Belleville, IL
- Many niece and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, May 5, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Kim Hagedorn officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL. His service may be viewed starting at 10:20 am through the Kurrus website live stream link.
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Your cousin Evelyn Tribble Brown Henry. Much love to all of you.
God speed my friend
Thank You Lord, for Ending Bill’s suffering. God Bless All the Ponder’s and Their Families. We Love All of You.
We have been close friends with Mary & Art for quite some time – they are both, very dear to us. Roger & I send many prayers & lots of hugs your way, to help you & your family through this challenging time.
I send my Blessings to you Bill , did not know you except for David’s mention of you and his love and caring of you .
You were a Good person and will be missed by all who knew you . I too will remember you 🌹
Rest in peace ☮️
Jerry Sarai from Vancouver, BC, Canada 🇨🇦
Billy, we go way back and I am so grateful for the fun memories I have of you and Pam. Although the last time I saw you was at Pam’s funeral I will remember you both with love. Rest in peace my friend.