James Thurston Poindexter, Sr.
James Thurston Poindexter, Sr.
  • September 6, 1932 - June 1, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for James Thurston Poindexter, Sr., 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Mr. Poindexter passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Danville, Virginia, he was a son of the late E. Carson Poindexter and Lucy Evans Poindexter.

James served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and retired from IBM. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Spirited Singers and the Aileen Leitner Fellowship Class. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Browder Poindexter; son, James Thurston Poindexter, Jr. (Tina) of Lexington; daughter, Kimberly P. Smoak (Rick) of Columbia; grandchildren, Rachel Smoak, Madison Poindexter, Hembree Poindexter, and Jake Poindexter.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Faye Haley.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.