Dale Poindexter

Dale Poindexter

1944 – 2024

Edmond – Roy Dale Poindexter passed away at 80 on February 22, 2024 in Edmond, Oklahoma surrounded by family.  Dale was born on January 4, 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Son, Brother, and Friend, he was the fourth of five children of George Clifford and Goldy Elizabeth (Woodring) Poindexter.

Dale graduated from Deer Creek High School in 1962 and was class president, Drum  Major, attended Boy’s State,  competed in Tri-State Band, Basketball and Baseball.

In 1964 Dale married his high school sweetheart Marion Lou Hanlin.  The marriage ceremony was performed by Native American Pastor Finis Steelman at the TeePee Church Edmond, Oklahoma.  Pastor Steelman not only joined the couple in marriage, but he performed both of their baptisms.  Dale and Marion were blessed with three children.

Dale graduated in 1966 from Central State College earning the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and continued to earn a second Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety in 1992 issued by UCO.

Dale’s career included being a schoolteacher at U.S. Grant High School for two years teaching Industrial Arts and Photography.  Following U.S. Grant, he went on to teach home building, cabinet making and woodwork at John Marshall High School for an additional two years.  After his teaching career he went to work as a Factory Representative for UARCO, 3M, Rockwell International, Milwaukee Electric Tool, and Enerpac Hydraulics.  Dale’s relationship with his distributors landed him greater opportunities because they would provide recommendations when better paying factory rep positions became available.  In essence, the distributors were telling the manufacturer who they wanted to buy from and that they wanted Dale to take their orders.

Upon retiring from Industrial Sales, Dale went on to raise cattle and buffalo thoroughly enjoying life on the farm .  Dale enjoyed doing all types of construction to include his underground backyard gratebo published in Better Homes and Garden and constructing a covered bridge which he did by himself with no assistance.  Through the years Dale provided general contracting services building custom homes for many of his friends.  Dale’s last employment was with Logan and Noble County Soil Conservation Districts where he was responsible for many water shed lakes.   Dale fully restored three antique cars for each of his children and then went on to restore twelve antique tractors.

Dale was a 32nd degree mason and member of the Edmond Masonic Lodge #37.  Dale’s Uncle and 33rd degree Mason, Clyde Woodring inspired Dale and he was mentored through the rigorous memory work and categorical lectures by Walter Fields of Fields Jewelry here in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Dale is preceded in death by his premature first-born son, which he donated to science. His first wife and mother of his three children Marion Lou Poindexter Hunt, his parents George Clifford and Goldy Elizabeth (Woodring) Poindexter.  Dale is survived by his sons, Christopher Poindexter and wife Barbara, Lone Wolf, OK., Randy Poindexter and wife Sabrina, Edmond, OK., and daughter Virginia “Ginny” Poindexter and life partner, Kathy Singletary, Oklahoma City, OK.   Six grandchildren, Charlie Sharp, Kyle Poindexter DeCocq, Jordan Poindexter, Reanna Poindexter, Nate Poindexter, and Tanner Poindexter. Two great grandchildren, Kaiden Greer and Kaylee Greer to include numerous nieces and nephews.

Dale made friends in life wherever he went. In his final chapter in this life at Silver Elm Estates he formed many friendships.  Whether it was having coffee at 6:00 am  every morning at “The Table of Knowledge” or playing bingo or dominoes he had a great time.  Every day during lunch and dinner there would be at least three tables of ladies that he was invited to sit with.  Of course, he hated to disappoint any of them so he would just alternate and sit with them all.  The Patriarch Beer House with live Irish music was Dale’s favorite entertainment.  His favorite musician is fiddle player Chandler Fadero.  Since Dale wanted all his friends to hear Chandler and Ruth perform this last November, he just brought a piece of the Patriarch to them.  So now at this celebration of Dale’s life he asked them to perform for you also.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Visitation will be held from 1-6 p.m., Sunday, February 25th at Matthews Funeral Home. Family will be present to greet friends from 1-3 p.m. Services will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. To watch the livestream of the service  CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

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  1. Kathy Kiibler

    I met Dale very late in his life, through associations at Silver Elm. He was a joy to be around, always smiling and up for whatever came along. His determination to make the best of what came his way was an inspiration to all. My condolences to all of his family members.

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