Benjamin F Poindexter

Benjamin F Poindexter


Benjamin Franklin Poindexter, 85, of Sallisaw died on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021. Benjamin was born on June 2, 1935 in Rocky Point to Jim and Pearl (Worley) Poindexter. He was retired from the US Navy and had received his Masters Degree in Education. He worked for many years as a school principal and was instrumental in getting the Oklahoma Public Schools system computer functioning for classwork studies. He was a member of the Copic Church and loved time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Poindexter of the home; Children, Keith and his wife Dianna Poindexter , Patricia and her husband Jeff Tyler, Patricia and her husband Derrick Evans, and Bruce Poindexter; Step children, Genie and Jerry Sizemore, Mike and Pauletta Pendergraft, Tim and Jennifer Flynn; and his sister, Maggie Beard; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Jason Poindexter, and his siblings, Raymond Poindexter, Andy Poindexter, William Poindexter, Tom Poindexter, Gerald Poindexter, Eva Pewitt, Eller Barnes, Wilma Owens, Vergie Kilmer, and Ruth Townsend.Visitation for Benjamin will be on Monday, Feb 22, 2021 from 4-7 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Service, 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw, OK. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel with Rev Floyd “Juke” Koester officiating. Mr. Poindexter’s final resting place to be in the North View Cemetery immediately following the service. The US Navy Honor Guard will provide military honors at the gravesite. Casket bearers will be Timothy Flynn, Michael Pendergraft, Cayden Flynn, Connor Flynn, Josh Wright, and Colt Wright,Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services, Sallisaw, OK.


9 Responses

  1. He was a wonderful father to me, my brother Jason and Patti Poindexter. He adopted us in as young 7,8, & 9 being in foster care. Our mother Jeanette Poindexter gave up so much love and took excellent care of us. Unfortunately, Nancy was 20 years younger than our mother Jeanette and was convincing Ben Poindexter to become a step father to many of her children.We love you dad! So sorry we are not able to be present at the funeral due to step children taking over.

  2. We loved Ben and Jeanette Poindexter. We pray for your peace Jeanette along with Patricia and Keith.I know Ben loved you all.

  3. We wish Ben’s Wife Jeanette peace and happiness. He was a wonderful man and father. Remember all the wonderful memories of Keith & Ben working with all the car restorations and collecting. Great times!Our prayers are with you!

  4. Our prayers are with Ben’s first wife and family we knew so well. He was a wonderful father and husband.

  5. Bruce,I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May you find solace in the Lord at this time of sorrow.

  6. Our sympathy is with Jeanette Poindexter and family. May God bless you all and help you through this time.

  7. Jeanette we are praying for you. We have had so many great times with Ben. I know he has a step family now and wish them well.

  8. My deepest sympathies for you and your family. You all will be remembered in my prayers. May God’s love shine through you all by his memory.

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