Franklin D. Pouncey

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home for Mr. Franklin D. Pouncey, 86, of Greenville, who passed away in Crestview, Fla. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Blair McBride will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service on Wednesday, March 4.

Frank was born in Butler County to the late Mace and Vera Pouncey. He grew up in the Friendship Community and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was stationed in Japan then in Washington, D.C. He then became a postman before finding his true passion as a Washington D.C. Firefighter as a fireboat pilot.

Frank was a true entrepreneur, starting a painting and remodeling business — buying and flipping real estate — airport owner and aircraft pilot. He retired in 1981 from the D.C. Fire Department and moved to Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. In 1991, he moved back to Friendship onto the very land on which he grew up, where he loved being even as he traveled the world.

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Last year, Frank’s health deteriorated and he moved back to Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. He spent the last year surrounded by his beloved family and friends.

His parents; his brothers, Jamie and Dewey, and his sisters, Lurlene Johnson and Unavay Pouncey, preceded Frank in death.

Survivors include, daughters, Sue Botelho and Karen Kurth (Scott); son, Christopher Pouncey (Heather); grandchildren, Ashley Botelho, J.J. Botelho (Asha), Tanner Johnson (Margot) and Mason and Finley Pouncey; five great grandchildren; brother, Winton Pouncey; sister, Janell Powell and several nieces.