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Laymon Poynter

May 6, 1918     ~     May 6, 2011

Laymon G. Poynter, 93, formerly of Glasgow, died Friday, May 6, 2011, in Columbus, IN. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Henry and Media Gooden Poynter, a retired painter, and a member of Revival Tabernacle in Columbus.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Pedigo of Columbus; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Wheeler Poynter; one daughter, Joyce Lynn Poynter; three brothers, Leslie Poynter, Louie Poynter and Herbert Poynter; three sisters, Pearl Shannon, Bernice McGee and Mary Schmitt; three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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7 Entries for Laymon Poynter

  1. Mike Houchens says:

    Sorry for your loss

  2. Kasey Clay says:

    I first would like to express my condolences to the family. Laymon was such a sweet and delightful man and I enjoyed knowing him. He was always smiling and talking about how much he loved his family. He was a “special” friend to my daughter McKenzie and I know he will be missed by her also.

  3. Jason Wilson says:

    I can not begin to express my feelings of sorrow for the loss of Laymon, He was one of the kindest sweetest souls I ever had the pleasure of knowing, He and my father William Wilson “Billy” Wilson was really good friends had been for 50 years My dad Billy loved Laymon like a father I can tell you this,My dad recently fell sick himself he would visit Laymon very regular to check on him to odd and end things for him and Laymon was ever so thankful for the help my dad would give him they would watch TV together and talk about the old days as I myself remember as a child going to Laymons house on the weekends and listening to them all sing in the basement I had some very good memories of that. After my dad got sick Laymon would call and be in tears because his dear friend was sick and tell me he would pray and pray for my father to get better if my dad was able he would certainly be there for you Linda he thought the world of all of you I loved Laymon myself he hugged me each time I visited and when I left I will certainly miss his sweet and kind words and voice but he will be one of the brightest angels in heaven I am sure of that he can now sing with his family like he once did again Linda we the entire Wilson family are at a loss of words for the loss of such a sweet man. I know I will miss him very much God Bless each of you and you are in my prayers we love you and god bless Laymon rest in peace old friend I will see you again someday as will my dad and maybe we all can sing like I remember as a kid.
    Jason Wilson and Billy and Patty and Adam

  4. Carolyn Wheeler Chambers says:

    Linda, Don’t know if you will remember me, but we went to school together. When I saw Mr. Poynter’s name in the paper, I was pretty sure that it was your Dad. As I read today’s paper, I found I was right. I am so sorry for your loss, but it is so wonderful that you have had him all these years. I read the previous condolences and although I did not know him personally, he must have been a very special person and a great Father. I remember you singing in school and what a beautiful voice you had. Your Dad and you must have had some wonderful times singing together.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Would love to hear from you,
    Carolyn Wheeler Chambers

  5. Phyllis Denton Grounds says:

    Hi Linda,

    I was sorry to learn of the loss of your dear Dad. You were so close to him as a young teenager. You were blessed to have a Dad like him. I remember how interested he was in you and Joyce, and your music. I was also shocked to see that your Mother and Joyce had passed away. I am so sorry.

    I have wonderful memories of your family, and our friendship as young teeagers, and young mothers together.

    Phyllis Denton Grounds

  6. Julia Pedigo Brown says:

    Momma~ I loved my gpa so much!! He was the best human being and most considerate and humble man I have ever met. He loved and had compassion on everyone and would give his last cent if he knew it would help. My gpa and I (Laymon Poynter) use to ask me I wanted to dance with him when just a little girl. He would hold me on his hip and dance with me to old records in his ole kentucky home. I am forever greatful for the “good times” I’ve shared with him growing up. I use to tell my mom, that it was my get a away place as a teenager. I stood by my gpas bedside as He was telling us he was hungry and thirsty but was aspirating and was no longer able to eat. I stood by his bedside and swabbed his mouth out so it could be lubricated. He always told me he loved me during his last dying days!! He always wanted his lil grand-daughter (he always said) to make a Record and CD. Well I never got to make one for him to see it, but when I do it will be in rememberance of Him. Music has been passed down through our whole family. I know my grandpa is dancing and singing with the angels, and has a brand new body!!!! I also know that my gpa is smiling down on me and my momma, and cheering us on, and saying you can make it, you will win!!!!

  7. Linda Poynter Pedigo says:

    My daddy (My Hero). I will start when I was just a little girl. I was only 3 years old, my dad use to take us to the radio station where my sister and I would sing for 15 minutes on the radio, every saturday. Back in those days they had big hanging down microphones. I use to ask,”Will those microphoes bite me?” bc they were so big..lol. My family always promoted my sister and I singing. They would back us up throughout all the years. My sister (Joyce) at 12 years old started writing her own songs. My mom would always be playing a big role and cheering us on. My mom would then learn the songs and sing along with us. My momma wrote poems and were published as well. One of her poems that were publishd was called,”Down on the Farm”. I am forever greatful for my heritage from my daddy n momma. They were my backbone, and my sister (Joyce). Joyce would always take up for me. One time this girl older than me, was going to hit me with a stick and she whooped that girl and her sister for me!! LOL I ran… haha! What a big sister!! Speaking of regrets i’ve had many but the biggest one is that I left home at an early age, and didn’t get to come back home and spend time with my family….it hurts deeply to this day. So please hug your family tight and spend time with them. You never know what could happen. I am so blessed and greatful that God let me have time to bond with my daddy the last 3 to 4 years of his life. He always called me his “baby daughter, Linda” He knew what real love was and how to show it. I would have recommended him to give anyone a lesson on love. After he got done with you, you would get an A+. Also, my daddy use to take the whole family to old fashioned tent revivals, in the saw dust. That was a blessed, and wonderful time of my life, and makes my heart glad everytime I think about it. I have so many memories of my family, however those are just some of the highlights. Love you daddy!! Forever and always your little girl! I will see you again!!