July 14, 1962 - July 14, 2007
Terry Lee Poynter, 45, of Mountain Home died at Baxter Regional Medical Center on Saturday morning, July 14th, 2007, which was also his 45th birthday. He was born on that date in 1962 in Fayetteville, AR, to parents, Gay and Terry Poynter. He is the grandson of the late Dolores and Lee Poynter of Mtn. Home, and the late Virchie and Debs Erwin of Fayetteville.
A birthday party and a celebration of his life will be Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at 10 am at Roller Funeral Home. The visitation will be the afternoon of Tuesday, July 17, from Noon until 9 pm with the family receiving guests between 5 and 7 pm. Lee Poynter is survived by his parents; sister, Debra Villemez of Searcy, AR; and brother, Scott (Elizabeth) Poynter of Little Rock, AR; nephews, Dustin Poynter of Little Rock; Zachary Villemez and Nathaniel Villemez of Searcy.
Mr. Poynter was a graduate of Mtn. Home High School in 1980 where he was a member of the band, a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist, and other honors. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, with a degree in communications. He went on to complete a Master of Arts degree at the University of Arkansas, and completed coursework for a PhD in Fine Arts at Kent State University. Poynter spent a summer in London, England, as an understudy with the Royal British Shakespeare theatre. He was in many dramas, operas and theatrical productions both as an actor and director. He will be remembered as having a beautiful singing voice. Mr. Poynter is a member of the First Christian Church in Mtn. Home.
Rev. Lee Nirschl will officiate at the service. Bill Self of Bull Shoals, Bonnie Tucker, Eileen Preston and Evelyn Baker will provide the special music. Pall bearers will include: Frank Huckaba, Van Gearhart, Bill Reynolds, Carl Dukes, Jim Byler, and Keith Halliburton. Honorary pallbearers will include nephews Dustin Poynter, Zachary and Nathaniel Villemez, Lynn Jenkins, Dr. Louis Elkins, staff, patients and family members of the Renal Center of Mtn. Home.
The family asks that memorials be made to the First Christian Church or the Baptist Health Transplant Program in Little Rock.
This is the Day the Lord hath Made. I Will Rejoice and Be Glad in It! Psalms 118:24