Donald Gene Poynter

Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Jul 2016 (aged 76)
Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
Burial Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 166431280 View Source

In Memory of
Donald Gene Poynter
1939 - 2016

Graveside services for Donald Gene Poynter, 76, of Edgewood, are scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Motley Cemetery in Mesquite, Texas. Services are under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, TX.

Donald passed away July 1, 2016, at his home in Edgewood, Texas.

Donald Gene Poynter, 76, was born in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in Mesquite, in the Big Town area, and graduated from Mesquite Independent School District. Donald served in the United States Army, in the 82nd Airborne Unit, during the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he traveled as an auto parts salesman and later spent many years building dragsters in Monterey, Mexico. He married Diana Shehorn May 12, 1995 in Plano, Texas. They made their home in Mesquite, until moving to Edgewood in 2001. Donald worked in the automobile industry and also, managed and operated a parts store. He enjoyed building and fabricating race cars and automobile racing, for Poynter Enterprises. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Patsy Forte. Donald is survived by his wife, Diana Poynter of Edgewood; sons, Kevin G. Poynter and wife Teri of California, Donald K. Poynter and wife Jessica of Quinlan, Jerry Don Caulder and wife Pam of Dallas, Kevin W. Murphy of Rowlett, and John W. Chaney of Edgewood; daughters, Lori Starr of Florida, Stacey Humphries of Phoenix, Kayleen Murphy of Seguin and Katrina of Seagoville; brother, Bobby Poynter and wife Jo of Edgewood; sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

General Information
Donald Gene Poynter
Date of Birth: December 12, 1939
Date of Death: July 1, 2016

July 6, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home
Wills Point, TX

Service Information
July 7, 2016, 10:00am
Motley Cemetery
Mesquite, TX

Interment Information
Motley Cemetery
Mesquite, TX


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