Sean Pound

December 13, 1965 - October 7, 2021
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Sean Craig Pound born December 13, 1965

Sean Pound, age 55 of Venice, found peace in the arms of his loving savior October 7, 2021, after bravely fighting for over 3 years. He fought the good fight, and never wavered in his faith. Born in Long Beach, California and growing up in both Florida and Minnesota, he graduated from Cape Coral High School in 1983. He received his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Palm Beach Community College, and his Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

He was a traffic homicide investigator for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, and retired as Director of Internal Affairs from the Asheville Police Department, in North Carolina. His honesty and integrity were always evident in all of his positions, and he received many awards for excellence of service over the years, including nomination for Investigator of the Year from the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association.

An avid reader, Sean also loved to explore new places, and would never hesitate to take spur-of-the-moment car trips with his wife who was always ready and willing to go.

He is preceded in death by his loving father Gary, and brother William (Bill). He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Renae Pound of Venice; son Eric, of Charlotte, NC; daughter Allie, of Venice; mother Lois, of St. Petersburg, and many other loving family members.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Farley Funeral Home, 265 Nokomis Ave. S in Venice on October 11, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 at New Day Christian Church at 20212 Peachland Blvd. in Port Charlotte, followed by burial at Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, FL, on October 12, 2021.

The family would like to express thanks to Tidewell Hospice of Venice. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Tidewell Hospice of Venice for the excellent care of Sean.

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210 Wexford Blvd., Venice FL 34293


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 11, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Day Christian Church


20212 Peachland Blvd., , Port Charlotte, Florida, 33954

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venice Memorial Gardens


1950 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292


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Born: December 13, 1965
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Brad Messick posted on 10/11/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Sean was my childhood best friend. We were like brothers in our early years. Despite leaving Florida, we always managed to stay in touch until our early 20s. He was a good man, and his passing leaves an emptiness in my heart.


Lt. Jonathan Brown posted on 10/11/21

I worked with Sean for several year in Internal Affairs. He was my supervisor during that time and became a mentor and friend to me. Sean had a unique ability to manage the job in a way that brought professionalism, compassion and a personal touch. He was respected throughout the department and liked by all that knew him. Sean was truly one of the best and will be missed!


John Poore posted on 10/11/21

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John Poore posted on 10/11/21

Sean will greatly missed I worked with him at APD and he was great person and a good friend my prayers and condolences are with the family.


Genny Bingaman Ponder posted on 10/9/21

Sending prayers to the family and friends. May God give you peace and comfort.


Genny Bingaman Ponder posted on 10/9/21

Sending prayers to the family and friends. May God give you peace and comfort.


Lynn Maxwell and Mark Wilson posted on 10/9/21

My husband and I worked with Sean for several years. We were always impressed with his intelligence and professionalism. So sorry for his loss to his family and community.


Dave and Terry Hughes posted on 10/9/21

I met Sean in the 1980's when his family moved to Minnesota. Although he was a quiet kid, I was eventually able to get him to open up. In time, we became very good friends. He would later lead the way as we both pursued careers in law enforcement. Sean acted as a mentor and a big brother, but most importantly, he was always a good friend to me. Goodbye for now old friend; I'll see you on other side. Our deepest sympathies to the family. We pray that God will continue to look after you during this time of loss.


Carol Foster posted on 10/9/21

I go to NDCC church, but you don’t know me. I am so sorry for the family. I lost my husband 15 years ago at 60. There are no words that can take away your sadness, but knowing so many care can lessen it. May God hold your hand as you go through your mourning. Praying for all of you. Carol Foster.


Dorothy Orlando posted on 10/9/21

So sorry for your loss.


Catherine & Curtis Jones posted on 10/7/21

It was an honor and a pleasure to not only have Sean as a coworker but more importantly I considered him a friend too. I enjoyed our conversations and you taught me a lot about being a professional law enforcement officer. RIP my friend, you are in a much better place now and no longer in pain.