Larry Poindexter


Donald Larry Poindexter, 79, of rural Wellsville, died on Monday, November 14, 2022 at the SSM St. Joseph West Hospital at Lake St. Louis.

Donald Larry Poindexter was born July 5, 1943 in rural Wellsville to Don F. Poindexter and Elnora Boycourt Poindexter. He graduated from Wellsville-Middletown R-I High School.

Larry married Peggy Joyce Payne on June 9, 1963 at the New Florence Baptist Church. They were married for over 59 wonderful years. 

Larry was self-employed. He ran a heavy equipment operation, selling equipment and truck hauling. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. He also enjoyed working and restoring old tractors and cars, listening to music and visiting with his family and many friends.

Larry is survived by his wife, Peggy Joyce Payne Poindexter, of rural Wellsville; son, Lorne Poindexter and wife, Tonya, of rural Wellsville; and his grandchildren: Casey Lee Poindexter and wife, Jennifer, of Montgomery City; and Lukas Don Poindexter of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Also surviving is one brother, John Poindexter and wife, Barbara, of Martinsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Don F. Poindexter and Elnora Boycourt Poindexter and his daughter, Tamara Renee Poindexter.

On Nov. 19, visitation was held at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City and a celebration of life was held at the Bethel Methodist Church in rural Wellsville. The Reverend John Ray officiated the services. Internment was at the Bethel Cemetery. Casketbearers include Lorne Poindexter, Casey Poindexter, Lukas Poindexter, Steve Poindexter, Jeffrey Poindexter and James Futhey.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Methodist Church Trust or to the Bethel Cemetery in care of Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

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