Editor's Note: Gordon Wallace Poindexter, Jr., a prominent Waynesboro attorney, passed away late last year. His law firm partner, John I. Hill, sent the following obituary as a tribute to Mr. Poindexter to be published in our pages, though we believe he probably meant to send it to Virginia Lawyers Weekly, which is not us. The Virginia Law Weekly nevertheless reprints the obituary with best wishes to Mr. Poindexter’s family, colleagues, and loved ones.
(September 14, 1926–
December 13, 2017)
Gordon Wallace Poindexter, Jr. died December 13, 2017. He was born in Richmond on September 14, 1926, the son of Gordon Wallace and Mary Morse Boyd Poindexter, who predeceased him, as did his brother James Edward Poindexter.
He was educated at Virginia Episcopal School, East Carolina University and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and the Korean War. He left the service as a major with a Purple Heart and a Marine Good Conduct Medal.
A Mason and member of Waynesboro Lee Lodge 209, Poindexter practiced law with the firm of Poindexter, Schorsch, Jones and Hill for many years.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Frey Poindexter, of Waynesboro, and their daughter, Sarah Boyd Poindexter Harmer, and her husband, James Kneller Harmer, who live in London. He is also survived by son Gordon W. Poindexter III, daughter-in-law Virginia M. Poindexter, and granddaughters Ashby Atkinson Poindexter and Lucy Watson Poindexter, all of Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501 or to Springdale Mennonite Church, 170 Hall School Road, Waynesboro, VA 22980. No flowers please.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com