In the early morning of March 28, 2022, Greg passed away peacefully at the Glendive Medical Center with his wife by his side. Greg was 78 years old.
Greg was born in 1943 in Oklahoma City to James “Jim” and Frances Pounds. He was the oldest of 6 children.
Greg was a mischievous child. He often told tales of the adventures he and his brothers had growing up in Oklahoma City. As a young man he was athletic and enjoyed wrestling, boxing, football and other sports. From 1968 through 1970 Greg served his country in the Army Rangers. He also attended Oklahoma State and remained an avid fan for life.
He worked various different jobs, including as a landman in Oklahoma. He later moved to Idaho, Arizona, and Montana working as a long-haul truck driver. Greg married Jennifer Pounds and from this union, his daughter Portia was born. Greg later married Karen Roberts Pounds, gaining two stepdaughters, Elizabeth and Erica. Greg and Karen celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary shortly before his passing.
Greg was an exuberant story teller, often engaging everyone in the room, even when the listener couldn’t understand his Oklahoma accent. He had a lifelong love affair with cars, especially anything fast, expensive, or related to Porsches. Greg was a jokester who loved to harass everyone. In his retirement, Greg enjoyed spending time at the Miles City VFW, watching old westerns, teasing his son-in-law’s, and playing with his young grandson Evan.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents James and Frances Pounds; and an infant daughter.
Greg is survived by his loving wife Karen Roberts Pounds; daughter Portia Pounds; stepdaughters Elizabeth (Matt) Roberts, Erica (Dave) Brown; siblings Dick (Carolyn), Larry (Char), Phil (Rea), Diane, and Ron; and his grandchildren Char, Serenity, Lane, Liam, Evan, and Troy.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Miles City. Following the graveside service, a luncheon will be held at the VFW- Miles City.
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Jim & Cathy Bastian says
Karen and Family, We are sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Our prayers are with you.
Rita Mulkey George says
So sorry for your loss.
myrna mulkey higgins says
deepest sympathy for your loss Karen and all of the family
Sandy Rabe says
Karen and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength through this difficult time.
Wally White says
So sorry to hear this.
Donna Leitholt-Taylor says
Karen I am so sorry for you loss. Sending hugs
MARTHA CRANDALL says
Kolleen Forsyth (Waldo) says
My sympathies, Karen & family.
Christy Herron says
Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️.
DIANA DAVIS says
So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing away. I enjoyed both of you when you came in the Montana when I worked there. He was a character for sure. Always good for a laugh.
Karen, sorry for your loss.
Lori Sallgren Price says
Karen I’m sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family in these rough times.
Jude Hardesty says
Karen and Family
Was saddened to hear your husband passed
I hope that many bright, beautiful and fun
Memories light your path at this time.