Pinehurst, NC


Harry Eugene Pownall Jr, 88, of Pinehurst, NC, died Sunday March 22, 2015 at his home.

Harry was born October 09, 1926 in Mineola, New York to the late Harry and Beatrice Pownall.

He served in the United States Navy during WWII and later became a trainer and blacksmith working with equine community at Roosevelt Raceway and Yonkers Raceway in New York.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Jones Pownall of the home, two sons, Gregory Pownall of Norton Massachusetts, Jarrett Pownall of Garnersville, NY, two step-sons Stephen L. Jones and wife Michelle of Newburg New York, Jeffery A. Jones and wife Sher of Pine Bush New York and 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice 155 Applecross Road Pinehurst NC 28374 or The Salvation Army, 220 East Russell Street, Fayetteville NC 28301

Powell Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Patty and family. Harry was an intelligent and interesting man. He will be missed by all his friends at Pinehurst Harness Track.

  2. We are deeply saddened at Harry’s passing. He was always such a dear friend and we will miss him very much. His harness horse family has lost a great man.

  3. I first met Harry when I worked under his longtime friend Bill Brown at Blue Chip Farm. Harry was a kind gentleman and a great story teller and a first class farrier. RIP Harry ! Chris Coyle

  4. Harry was a wonderful person. I have many fond memories of him and my Dad. They enjoyed each others company so much.

    The one thing I will always remember is a little picture that Harry did for my Mom illustrating ‘her world’ . Harry’s creati

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the Pownall family. I first met Harry when he trained my father’s (Arthur & Marian Thorne) horses many years ago. May oeace be with you.

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