10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Grover Cleveland Pounds July 2, 1928 - March 9, 2022

On March 9th, 2022 the world lost one of the coolest Uncles, Brothers, Dad, Great Grandpa and Husband to ever walk this earth, Grover Cleveland Pounds AKA Uncle Groovy drove his 18-wheeler to heaven joining his Parents, his 3 Brothers, his daughter, his step children and Brother-in-laws.

Grover Cleveland Pounds was born July 2, 1928 in San Diego, California to Hattie Beatrice Pounds and Clarence Henry Pounds.  He was the 5th of 7 children.

Grover drove an 18-wheeler for 65 years, served in the US Navy from November 1946 to January 1950.  He was 93 years old at the time of his death.  One of Uncle Groovy’s favorite past times was riding his Harley with his nephews Mark and Mitch Briggs.  Many hours were spend riding the highways and byways of Idaho, Living the good life.  In 2019 they were able to take a trip of a lifetime.  Meeting up in Ohio then riding through the bottom of Ohio through Kentucky and on the famous “Tail of the Dragon”, 318 corners in 12 miles.  Uncle Groovy and times like these will be missed forever, but will live on in our hearts and memories.

We would like to thank Keystone Hospice (Michael Shane Briggs) for the great care he received and the wonderful nurses and aids at the VA Veterans Hospice, you were all so wonderful to Grover and us.

Grover was preceded in death by his parents, and Brothers Lawrence Pounds, Clarence Pounds Jr. and Guy Harold Pounds AKA (Knuckle Harold), his daughter Linda and Step children Terry and Gwen.  Grover is survived by his Sisters Jean Donason-Coos Bay, OR, Margie Briggs-Boise, Idaho and Dorothy Malone-Salem, Or.  His Wife Margarette Pounds-Doyle, TN Several Nieces and Nephews, and Granddaughter Tammy Carter and Great Granddaughter Ashley Carter and Great Grandson Garrett Carter.


There will be a committal service with military honors at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery March 22, 2022 at 1pm.


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    Vickie Little says

    You will be greatly missed, I am so happy we were able to have you here in Boise. I enjoyed the quality time we spent with you @ Mom’s our drive to Coos Bay to see Aunt Jean and bringing you back, and the long talks and story telling while in hospice. I love you so much and will carry you in my heart.

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    Rick McFarland says

    I had the great pleasure of trucking with Grover some years back hauling Wal Mart freight out of McCarran, Nevada. Grover was a true professional driver. Always squared away. And great friend and colleague. My condolences to his family. I have saved a voicemail from him with his trademark sign-off. Toot-a-loo my friend. You will be missed.

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