Charles David Ponder

March 18, 1960 - November 15, 2008
Charles David Ponder

Charles David Ponder, 48, of Hendersonville, NC, died Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of Myrtle Thompson Ponder of Hendersonville and the late Charles Preston Ponder.

He was a member of the US Army Reserve from 1978-1992. He worked for the NCDMV Enforcement from 1987 to 1996. He owned CRC Lawn and Grounds Care. He was a member of Dana Baptist Church and attended Mud Creek Baptist Church. He was a member of the Saluda Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Rita Corn Ponder of Hendersonville; a daughter, Cassandra Ponder of Hendersonville and grandson, Isaiah Charles; his brother, Dale Ponder of Asheville; his aunt and her husband, Hazel and Stoney Browning; his uncle and his wife, Hubert & Margaret Thompson, all of Hendersonville; mother- and father-in-law, Alice Corn and Millard C. Corn, Sr. of Hendersonville; sister-in-law, Betty Jean Brown, and brother-in-law, Millard Corn, Jr., and wife, Beth, all of Hendersonville; first cousins, Kenneth Burrell and wife, June, and Jean Thompson of Hendersonville; double first cousins, Ferman Ponder and wife, Wilma; Ronnie Ponder and wife, Sandy; Phillip Ponder and wife, Wanda; and Charles Ballard and wife, Kay; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverends Mark Hunnicutt and Alvin Melton will officiate. Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Saluda Masonic Lodge #482 AF & AM. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Rites conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Charles wanted to advise his family and friends to keep good memories of things we shared in life, to move on with life, and we will meet again one day in heaven.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street,

Oxford, NC 27565.


Saturday, November 22, 2008
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • November 20, 2008
    Katrina Petrey says:
    Cassie, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. If you need anything, please give me a call. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • November 17, 2008
    Golfview Condo Association says:
    Charles was well loved and he will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with the family.

  • November 19, 2008
    Stanley & Deborah Summey says:
    Dear Cassandra, Stanley and I were very sorry to here about your Dad. We send you our love. Call if you need any thing. Love Stanley & Deborah Summey (Debbie from Photo Quik).

  • November 19, 2008
    Joe & Jessie Ann Boterf says:
    Our condolences - cancer is cruel. Joe & Jessie Ann - Golf View Condo Bldg 2

  • November 19, 2008
    Jimmi S. Selman says:
    I just wanted to let you know that I love you all and am thinking about you. Please know that you are not alone and trust in Jesus to help you through these times that seem unbearable. He will be your rock. Just lean on Him.