William Flourney Bounds (’52, ’54)

William Flournoy Bounds of Fairview, Texas passed away November 27, 2020 at the age of 92. He was born on February 20, 1928 to Andrew Rayford Bounds and Willie Irene Flournoy in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. William married Verna McCleish on August 28, 1949 in Cleveland, Texas. He attended Southern Methodist University on a football scholarship for one year and then received a degree in engineering from the University of Houston. William proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps for two years. He was of Methodist faith. William is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Whit) Ellis of Plano, Texas; son, William Bounds Sugarland, Texas; grandchilren, Matthew Ellis, Erin Ice and Mollie Ellis; great-grandchildren, Norah Ice, Charlotte Ellis and Rylan Ellis; several nieces and nephews and host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Ray Bounds and sister, Annie Mary Jones.

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