Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

John “Mark” Pouncey, age 57

John “Mark” Pouncey was born May 30, 1962 in Cleveland, Texas to Mary Jo (Carter) and David Pouncey. He departed this life December 21, 2019 at the age of 57 years.

He is survived by three sisters; Karen Maloney (Jim) of Tulsa, OK, Terri Pouncey of Shell Knob, MO, and Susan Wade (Dillard) of Eureka Springs, AR and one brother Steve Pouncey (Debbie) of Eureka Springs, AR; three nephews Daniel and Matthew Maloney, Dakota Pouncey; one niece Emily Pouncey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents

Mark was born a ramblin’ man and wherever he laid his hat was his home. He rambled all over this country for work and fun. He had seen and done things most of us only dream about.  One of his big moments was driving an actual NASCAR race car at the KC speedway. No matter where his travels lead him he always returned to his beloved hometown of Eureka Springs, his family and many friends.

Mark was well known for his very unique laugh and the infamous train whistle. Both of which could be heard at any given moment as he paddled up and down the Kings river, his favorite place on earth! He had a love for all animals, but especially dogs.

A memorial service will be held Saturday January 11, 2020 1:00 pm at the First Christian Church 763 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark’s honor to: Good Shepherd Humane Society  6486 Hwy 62 W, Eureka Springs, AR 72632  and/or The Kings River Watershed Partnership P.O. Box 961  Berryville, AR 72616

Arrangements were entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Adrion Gruber Posted January 3, 2020 2:48 PM

    So sorry for your loss ! Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  • ShelleyFuson Posted January 3, 2020 3:26 PM

    RIP Pouncy.Sending prayers to all family members.Gomer and Shelley

  • Donna Pouncey Moore Posted January 3, 2020 3:41 PM

    Mark was one of a kind and was always seen with a smile and laugh. Rest easy my dear cousin. We love you.

  • Jimmy Walden Posted January 3, 2020 4:48 PM

    Mark was a good guy and friend.

  • Mae Carson Posted January 3, 2020 5:01 PM

    To the family and friends of Mark. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
    May God give you comfort and strength.

  • Lana Fowler Belcher Posted January 3, 2020 5:16 PM

    I’m so very sorry, my deepest sympathy to Mark’s family. I can still hear his infectious laugh, which made me want to laugh with him. Always kind, always willing to help. I’m very saddened to hear of his passing. Godspeed old friend.

  • Britt Bullock Posted January 3, 2020 6:23 PM

    I haven’t frequented Eureka as often as I would have liked the past years but when we would run into each other Mark was always genuinely interested to how I was doing and what I’ve been up to. We usually parted ways with him saying to let him know if I ever needed help with anything. I’m glad to have known him. My condolences to Mark’s family.

  • Pat Haave Posted January 3, 2020 6:56 PM

    I was so sorry to hear about Mark! I enjoyed talking to him and he was always a gentleman, and his laugh made me laugh and feel happy! I loved his train whistle, too! RIP, Mark!! My deepest sympathy to his family !

  • Robbie Selph Posted January 3, 2020 7:14 PM

    Mark will be missed and will always remember him as a good and special friend. Wish he could have stayed with us but may his soul and spirit fly free and follow that old river that he loved. He left lots of good memories.

  • Darcy Huffman Posted January 3, 2020 7:59 PM

    Mark was a good friend of mine and I am so sorry for your loss. We have known each other for years and I never saw him where his didn’t have a huge smile He always made me laugh. When we worked together he always made sure I was ok or made the effort to see if I needed anything. We worked outside and on more than one occasion in the middle of winter he would start his truck and turn the heat on for me or give me the only jacket he had. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I will miss you Mark your sweet smile your love of animals and your warm heart ♥️

  • Jeannie Birchfield Posted January 3, 2020 8:26 PM

    John Mark, Bobby has known you since you and your family moved to Eureka Springs. I came in 1976 and was glad to be your friend! We graduated and remained friends for 45 years! You will truly be missed along with that infectious laugh and everytime I hear a train whistle, I will think of you!!
    Til we meet again, your loving friends, Bobby & Jeannie Birchfield

  • lemon sharbrough Posted January 3, 2020 11:25 PM

    Such a loss!! Mark don’t worry I will take care of your sweet Jessie! RIP buddy!!

  • Sharon Grogan- Cartwright Posted January 4, 2020 7:25 AM

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mark will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • Ben Huntley Posted January 4, 2020 2:12 PM

    RIP Mark prayers are going up for friends and family

  • Kathy Morrell Smith Posted January 5, 2020 9:30 AM

    So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family

  • Keith Rajott aka Cajun Posted January 6, 2020 1:04 AM

    Hi i am Keith Rajotte the one they call Cajun i was shocked and floored to hear if my dear Friends passing we. Spent a lot of time hangin out at my east mountain house and at my Elk ranch home Mark was a good friend and one of the only people my wife opened the door for when he came to visit we fished and hunted together we spent days drinking beer and talking of our travels we had a lot incomon so when ever he was not working pipe lines he came to visit helped us around the ranch and always way a great guy. He would do any thing for a friend i will miss you brother my heart weeps. Knowing i will never hear your awesome laugh again i love brother Cajun out

  • Ladona gumm Posted January 6, 2020 1:10 AM

    To the family my prayers. Mark will be missed. His laugh was certainly infectious and could always put a smile on ur face!! A great guy, good friend and only the good die Young. In God’s presence and be looking down at us all..

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