C. Phillip Pond, age 63, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, formerly of Plano, Texas and Stuttgart, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Phillip is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Sokora Pond; daughter, Amanda Pond of Suwanee, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Jordan Fidanza of Grayson, Georgia; grandchildren, Reaggan, Ryland, and soon-to-be Rowan Fidanza; brother, Kirk Pond of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church with Father James Harrison serving as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Phillip, may be made to St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church - Building Fund, 85 Gloster Rd, NW, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044. The family will receive friends from 2:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. to Phillip’s family – you are all now and have been for some time in my prayers. Phillip and I go back to our days in Cost Accounting – I was in Marshalltown and he was in Stuttgart. I enjoyed the years while he was at corporate and got to know that sense of humor of his well! He will be missed by all of his Lennox friends. From personal experience, I know you will feel surrounded by prayers in the coming days. I pray you find comfort in that thought.
    Kathy Minde – Lennox

  2. I first met Phillip when he came to work for Heatcraft Refrigeration around 1990 – I think we hit it off right away. He was honest, kind, and very good at his job. We spent many of hectic days while building a refrigeration business for Lennox, but what I will always remember is the fun, the good times and the laughs that we all shared together. I, along with many others, are better people today because of the time that we shared with Phillip.
    Phillip was a business associate, a major contributor to the success of Heatcraft; but most of all he was my dear friend. He will live in my heart forever.

  3. Phillip was one of the “good guys”. From Buerkle Street Elementary through Stuttgart High School, he was smart and athletic as well as being a really funny guy. And, more importantly, he was kind. I had the privilege of working with him when he was on the Stuttgart Parks & Recreation Commission and appreciate the work he did on the commission. The Class of 1969 is sad today but so happy that was one of us. We will miss his laughter and that big smile. Prayers for comfort, peace and strength in the coming days. May your memories comfort you as they do us.

  4. Kind-hearted, gentle, and truly funny. We did not get to spend much time with Phillip, but when we did he felt like our family too. We will be thinking about and praying for all those who were close to him.

  5. Phillip and I both lived and attended school in Stuttgart, Arkansas. I am proud to say he was my friend. He was kind. He had a gentle spirit and a soft smile. He will be missed by many and remembered by many more.

  6. To Bev and family. Sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing. I have many fond memories of working and traveling with Phillip during the years we worked at Lennox and the Heatcraft unit. Phillip was a man of his word and always willing to do whatever it took to accomplish the task at hand. He was also a very kind and carrying person who loved his family and friends. Phillip always seemed to know the good places to eat when we were traveling! My life was blessed to have known him. May God give you comfort during this time.

  7. I was hired by Sam Yorio in the Credit Department under Phillip in 1996. Over 37 years I had many bosses, but Phillip was truly one of the finest people I ever worked under. He truly cared about all of us. Things were never the same after he retired. He will always be missed. My thoughts and prayers go with you.

  8. Beverly, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your sweet family have been in my prayers and will continue to be. God bless you all.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, please know that Phillip was loved by many and well respected. There are many things I will remember about him but the silly things he used to do when we worked together at Heatcraft was give us all birthday cards on our birthday that we had given him for his birthday. That was Phillip, a good, hard working controller but always had time for us and kept us laughing. I know how much he loved his family and I pray that you all will find comfort during this time.

  10. I first met Phillip in the early 90’s and from day one he was a calming, kind, and fun person to be around. He always had the uncanny ability to tackle problems with a simple common sense approach and laugh along the way. He had a very positive influence on me and my career which I will always remember and be thankful for. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Phillip and I met during the start-up of Heatcraft Refrigeration Products Division. We shared with each other our struggles with company consolidations and multiple software system changes. We argued constantly, but we laughed more. When I cut off two fingers in a woodworking accident at home, he was there for Kay and I immediately. He picked me up in the morning and brought me home at night. And, yes, he poked fun at me constantly during my entire healing process.
    His laughter and grin were infectious. He was my confidant. He was my close friend. I miss him already.

  12. What a great friend and guy Phillip was to all of us at SHS who grew up with him. We will all miss him and his great wit. But will also hopefully see him again one day as this old earth is just a temporary place if you beleive.

  13. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. Thinking of you in these difficult times.

    Mount Auburn Cardiology Associates, Inc.

  14. Sorry for your loss Beverly and family. I had the good fortune to work for Phillip for 10 years. He was not only a great business controller, but a strong advocate for his people. I appreciated his friendship and support, and like all, will miss him deeply.

    Matt & Kim Bregenzer

  15. I met Phillip through athletics in my youth, I would best describe him as an over achiever. He was kind and caring person, he inspired others by doing and expected them to achieve success as he did, by diligence and hard work. Bless his family and friends RIP Philip I am sure that you have earned it.

  16. To Beverly and Family…I worked for Phillip at Heatcraft for over 10 years and have many fond memories of him. He was an honest and caring Controller, but could be quite a funny guy as well. I’ll never forget at Halloween one year when the Accounting Dept all dressed up as Frumpy Housewives, (even the men) and Phillip had a picture of us taken dressed up like that and framed it and hung it up. I know you and your Family have great memories of Phillip as well, and he will truly be missed. I will be praying for your Family.

  17. To Beverly and Family,
    I was on the staff with Phillip during the start-up years of Heatcraft RPD. Phillip was one of the reasons we were so successful. There were many challenges but Phillip helped work through them all while maintaining his sense of humor and infectious grin. I’m a better person for having known him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. phillip and i were friends the first time we meet at julia shannon elemitary and have been best friends since 1957 . what a great friend and person he was . we did a lot of crazy things together , some we can talk about and some we can’t ! i love you as true friend , fellow athlete , and very caring person , R.I.P. MY FRIEND ….

  19. Kirk, Nancy and family.

    Patty and I want to express our condolences on Charles’ passing. We know you have done everything humanly possible to make his passing easier for him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Colin and Patty

  20. Bev & Family;
    It has been over 32 years when Phillip and I 1st met in Stuttgart shortly after the opening of the new plant. We chummed around during those early Stuttgart days and when I moved to Richardson in 1984, little did either of us know we would get to chum around again here in Texas.

    While we all meet alot of people during our lives, Phil is definitely one of those unforgettable characters. He was a good friend and will be missed.

    Bev, May God Bless and Comfort you and your family!

  21. Beverly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bev, you and Phillip were special people I’ve been blessed to know. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Phillip will be missed by everyone that knew him. He was such a sweet guy to everyone. Will be praying for your family in this time of grief.

  23. I do not have any memories of Philip for I was a shy person and did not go anywhere. He teased me and he was a great guy.

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