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Old 04-02-2012, 11:58 AM
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Col Frank Reese Pound Jr. USMCR (ret), 78, Cocoa, FL

Cocoa - Frank Reese Pound Jr., who served in the United States Marine Corps for over 30 years as a pilot and squadron commander as well as a civil trial lawyer and later a Brevard County Circuit Judge, died Monday, March 26, 2012, of natural causes, at 8:40 PM. He was 78 years old. Judge Pound, was married to Betty Gayle Armstrong, a schoolteacher, in 1957. They had 4 children, Tamara LeBleu, Susan Frances, Tracy Anne and Frank Brittain. Frank Pound was born in Mayo, FL and moved to Cocoa, FL as a young teen. His father, Frank R. Pound, Sr., was editor of the Mayo Paper and young Frank used to work in the printing shop learning to set the Linotype for the next days paper. His uncle, Johnny Pound, was editor of the Cocoa Tribune and young Frank would frequent the offices when he did odd jobs for the paper. This is where Frank honed his skills as an adept writer. Frank attended high school at Cocoa High and was an offensive guard for the 1948 Cocoa High School Tiger football team which won the state championship. Frank Pounds professional career began in 1950 when he joined the USMC, while attending school as a Florida Gator and member of the Theta Delta Chapter of the Chi-Phi Fraternity. He quickly passed initial flight qualifications and went on to qualify to fly the Douglas AD-7 Skyraider, then spent 4 years deployed in Korea. Upon returning from Korea, then Capt. Pound became a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Air Station, where he subsequently met his future wife of 55 years, Betty Gayle. After finishing up his active duty tour, he finished University of Florida Law School just in time to enjoy the 1st of his four children, Tamara Lebleu. Frank Pound began practicing law as an Orange County Prosecutor in Orlando, FL, before establishing his own practice with Leland L. Lovering, Jere Lober and Bill Clifton, in Brevard County. Pound continued to fly in the USMC reserves until 1982 when he retired as a full Colonel after having commanded VMFA-142 (Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 142) where he converted to flying the A-4 Skyhawk Jet in Jacksonville, FL. During his time as an attorney, Frank was on the National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Florida Bar, and was chairman of the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority and the Brevard County Sheriffs Office Civil Service Board from 1983 to 1986. Col. Pound retired from the USMC reserves and continued his law practice at the Woodland Commons office complex in Cocoa, FL, until he was elected Judge to the Brevard Circuit Court in 1992. Judge Pound spent 6 years on the bench starting in the Rockledge Courthouse and during that time helped spearhead the courthouse move to the newly constructed Viera Courthouse. Upon retiring from the bench, Judge Pound continued his legal practice part time as a Mediator. During his retirement, Judge Pound devoted much of his time to volunteering at the TICO Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum as Personnel Officer and helping to construct the newly opened Vietnam War Memorial wing. Judge Pound also sat on several Boards of Directors including the Wuesthoff Hospital board where he sat with his long time law partner, John Lovering, and also acted as a booster for the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Pound was also an active leader of the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cocoa Village Playhouse. Judge Pounds most recent accomplishments were serving as a member of the Brevard Library Board of Directors and as Benefactor, and one of his final accomplishments as a member of the Navy League, Cape Canaveral Council, was to organize the performance of "The Presidents Own" United States Marine Band at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. The Colonel, Judge, Father and Grandfather leaves behind 4 grown children and their families, Tamara married to Larry Majkrzak in Phoenix, Arizona, Susan married to Tommy Enlow in Merritt Island, Tracy married to Randy Cron in Birmingham, Alabama, and Frank "Brittain", married to Carol Bradley Pound in Annandale, Virginia. Papa Judge also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, the youngest, Max, at 2 years old and the oldest, Ava, beginning Medical School in Phoenix, Arizona. Colby, Remy, Randi, Kendall, Emily, Mark, Adam, Addisan, Roberta, Michala, Oliver and Max, round out Judge Pounds greatly cherished grandchildren. Service will be held on Monday, April 2nd, at 4:30 PM, at Georgiana United Methodist Church on Merritt Island. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Judge Pounds name to one of these organizations dear to his heart: Brevard Library Foundation, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, FL 32922;Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL; or Georgianna United Methodist Church, 3925 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32952.


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