Donald Edward Poynor

September 9, 1943 — February 27, 2017

Donald Edward Poynor

Donald Edward Poynor, 73, of Boyle, died Monday, February 27, 2017 at home with his wife by his side. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services will immediately follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Chamblee officiating. Interment will be held in North Cleveland. Mr. Poynor was born on September 9, 1943 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Amos and Ollie Mae Poynor and was raised there. He graduated from Jonesboro High School. On September 27, 1967 he married Jonnie Malinda Featherston in Los Angeles, California. Mr. and Mrs. Poynor moved to the Mississippi Delta to the Featherston Family farm in 1968. Mr. Poynor worked at BellSouth until he retired after 30 years. He enjoyed learning about and fixing things, spending time with family, expecially his grandchildren and great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, four of his seven siblings, and his in-laws, James Harry Featherson and Burbon Barnes Featherston. Survivors include his wife, Jonnie (Featherston) Poynor of Boyle, MS; children, Donnie and Cheryl (Counts) Poynor, Randy and Malinda (Poynor) Battey of Brandon, MS, Les & April (Boswell) Poynor of Boyle, MS; grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas and Jacob Poynor of Tampa, FL, Hannah and Taylor Battey and Dallas, Colby and Tatum Poynor; great grandson, Rivers Steelman; brother, Bob Poynor of El Paso, TX; and sister, Marie McCain of Jonesboro, AR. Pallbearers will be Steve Saxon, David Griffith, Jamie Van Vulpen, Richie Boren, Chica Dadlani, and Lee Jefferson. Honorary pallbearers are Timmy Smith, John Giompoletti, and Lewis Stallings.

Celebration of Life Services



2:00 pm Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Visitation



1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Interment



3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017
North Cleveland Cemetery North Bolivar Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
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