Rudy Thomas “Ponch” Maguder, Jr., 65, of Bristol, Florida, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, in Panama City, Florida.
Rudy was born October 7, 1947, in Meriden, Connecticut, to the late Rudolph Thomas, Sr. and Frances Maguder. He painted houses for over 30 years. He attended Lake Mystic Baptist Church and was a member of American Legion.
Preceding him in death other than his parents were two brothers, Michael and Leo Maguder.
He is survived by a devoted friend, Louise Tipton, of Bristol; a son, John El Tipton, also of Bristol; three daughters, Stephanie Follo and husband, Patrick, of Connecticut, Michelle Van Keun of Vero Beach, Florida, and Joanna Harvell and husband, Bubba, of Bristol; five grandchildren, Crystal, Elyssah, Mikey, Austin, and Alexander; sisters, Jackie Audretsch, Rocky Mroz, Mary Wakefield, and Maria Callendar; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, February 9, at Lake Mystic Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Chumley officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the funeral service at the church (10:00 a.m. ET).
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.