SIKESTON - Dennis R. Ponder, 68, died Feb. 24, 2008, in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 21, 1939, in St. Louis, to Ruth Ponder Lyday and the late Carl Proctor Ponder, he had previously lived in Kansas City and Muncie, Kan. He had worked for 22 years as a credit manager and for 17 years in the cable business.
He was a member of the Stoney Point Christian Church in Muncie and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture.
On May 2, 1964, in Kansas City, he married Terry Anne Duker, who survives of the home.
In addition to his mother and wife, other survivors include: one son, David Wayne Ponder; two daughters, Denise Anne Green and Ruth Anne Ponder; one sister, Susan Hill; two brothers, Charles Ponder and David Ponder; and five grandchildren, Richard, Chris, Shawn, Michael and Elizabeth.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Richard Lyday; one sister, Faye Ponder; and one brother, Robert Ponder.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan.
Burial followed in the Amity Cemetery in Doniphan.