John Milton Poindexter

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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John Milton PoindexterJohn Milton Poindexter, 94 of Phenix, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at home. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Scruggs Poindexter.

John was born in Charlotte County on July 4, 1929, a son of the late John Robinson Poindexter and the late Janie Pillow Poindexter. He was a lifetime farmer and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by: son, Clark Poindexter (Rhonda) of Phenix; daughter, Rhonda Poindexter Beale (Chris) of Kilmarnock; five grandchildren: John Paul Poindexter (Crystal), Brian Poindexter (Hannah), Danielle Poindexter Williams (Matthew), Jessica Beale Gilman (Tyler) and Kristin Beale Gupta (Christopher); six great grandchildren: John Milton Poindexter, Janie Louise Poindexter, Marshall Gilman, Rose Mary Gilman, Malachi Gupta and Shaylah Lowe; and sister, Colleen Andrews of Phenix. 

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Jean P. Driver, June P. Bayton and Harriett P. Mason and a brother, Jack Poindexter.

A funeral service was held at Midway Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., where the Rev. Chris Kesler officiated. Interment followed at 1 p.m. at the Poindexter family cemetery at Seneca (600 Seneca Road, Gladys, VA 24554) where Rev. Shelton Miles officiated at graveside. The family received friends in the church fellowship hall at 10 a.m. prior to the service and other times at the home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Midway Baptist Church Building Fund, 2595 Midway Road, Phenix, VA 23959.

Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal assisted the family.

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