OBITUARY: Dr. Lou Ponce


Dr. Lou Ponce of Portland, Tennessee passed away at 5:00 AM on December 31st 2023 at Tristar Skyline Medical Center.

Dr. Lou Ponce was born in the Philippines and came to the United States to study Medicine. He came to Portland, TN in 1970 where he opened a general surgical practice. He served the community of Portland as a doctor, as a member of the Portland Rotary Club, and the Portland Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Highland Seven Day Adventist Church as well as the McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Barbara Ponce. He retired from his medical practice in 2015. He was an avid ballroom dancer and competed until 2022.

Dr. Lou Ponce is survived by his brother, Jet Ponce; his sisters, Felly Mina and Rosie Castro; his only son, Attorney Michael D. Ponce; daughter-in-law, Kim Ponce; and grandsons, Michael A. Ponce and Alexander D. Ponce; and stepdaughter, Cindy Taylor.

Visitation for Dr. Ponce will be on Friday, January 5th, 2024 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home and on Saturday, January 6th, 2023 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church-100 Highland Circle Drive
Portland, TN.

Interment will be in Old Brush Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the the Humane Society of Sumner County.


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