William Hobart Pond III, a performer in the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron from 1983–1985, died August 19, 2002, at Fayetteville. He was 47.
He was born March 2, 1955, at Gulfport, Mississippi, to William Henry Pond and Cloris Irene (Davis) Pond.
Will was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists while in college and graduated from the University of Arkansas Department of Journalism. While in college, he also volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital. After graduation, he worked at the Northwest Arkansas Times.
Cremation was under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home of Fayetteville.