Ralph Benjamin Pond
Ralph Benjamin Pond III, 66, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after a long and arduous battle with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).
Ralph was born on April 12, 1951 in Darlington, SC, son of the late Ralph Benjamin Pond, Jr. and the late Josephine Forrest Pond. Ralph attended high school at the Darlington School in Rome, GA, and earned a B.S degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and was a lifetime Gamecock
Supporter and fan. Ralph owned ASI Engineering in Myrtle Beach before retiring. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Ralph loved the game of golf, and his golf game was a true art form. He was a serious golfer and won numerous tournaments from childhood until he became ill. Ralph enjoyed golf travel with his buddies, especially their annual trips to Mid Pines Golf Club. He was a great amateur teacher, and his friends always appreciated his “golf tips.” Ralph was a longtime member of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club and Pine Lakes Country Club.
Ralph is survived by Ann Hart Pond; a daughter Emily Pond Wright (Daniel); a son Ralph Benjamin Pond IV; a grandson, Henry Everett Wright; two sisters, Mary Lynn Pond and Ann Pond Cox (Reid) both of Laurens, SC and many special nieces and nephews. The family greatly appreciates Sally Stackhouse, who lovingly and carefully attended Ralph during his long illness.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday January 4, 2018 at McMillan Small Funeral Home, 910 67th Ave N, Myrtle Beach.
The funeral service will be conducted Friday January 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach by the Rev. John Brearley. A graveside services will follow at 3:00 PM, at Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington, SC by the Dr. Robert C. Wilkes Jr. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 70127, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or Cure PSP, 1206 York Road, Suite L-4, Lutherville, MD 21093 (psp.org).
An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.