MAIDA FRANCES BADCOCK
PLANT CITY – Maida Frances Badcock Pou, 88, of Plant City, Florida, passed away August 8, 2018. Born at home in Mulberry to the late Wogan and Evelyn Clark Badcock on January 15, 1930, she graduated from Mulberry High School, and attended Florida State College where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. After graduation in 1951, she taught elementary school in Sarasota and Plant City until she became a full-time mother. Over the years she was a Trustee for First United Methodist Church of Plant City, UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise, and Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She was married to the late Billy Pou for 52 years. They shared their love of travel with their children and grandchildren. She loved children and made it her mission to give all children a thirst for learning.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billy Pou; infant daughter, Salley Badcock Pou; parents, Wogan and Evelyn Badcock; and brother, Wogie Badcock, Jr. She is survived by her son, William ‘Bill’ Pou, Jr. (Kathy); daughter, Evelyn ‘Ebbie Sue’ Doherty (Bob); sister, Evelyn Baber; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends. The family has been blessed by her special caregiver, Betty Dixon, caregivers and Mary Spake at Comfort Keepers, and entrusted physician for over 30 years, Dr. Robert Bevis – she loved his kindness and compassion.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 13 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, 303 N Evers Street, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 A.M. Private interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Plant City. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity, First United Methodist Church in Plant City, 303 N Evers Street, Plant City 33563, and/or Florida Southern College, Advancement Office, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland 33801. Expressions of condolence at HopewellFuneral.com .