Matt Poynter Jr.
Matt “Mickey” Poynter, Jr. age 67, husband for 33 years to Doris Browning Poynter, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Baptist Health Lexington following a brief illness. Mickey was born December 26, 1951 in Stanford, KY to the late Matt and Annie Reed Poynter.
He was a US Army Veteran serving as gunner on the Huey Medivac helicopters during the Vietnam Conflict. Mickey was a member of Church on The Rock, the most loved poppy and papaw of all, loved to go camping and fishing. He was a former member of the Berea Masonic Lodge # 617, F. & A.M. and former member of the Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Mickey was also known as the Mayor of East Haiti Road.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two children, Buster Poynter and Mickey Leeann Poynter.
Other than his wife Doris he is survived by his children; Norma Jean Childress Short and her husband, Greg, Mikel Shane Poynter and his fiancé, Kasey Paynter. One brother, Robert Poynter and his wife, Isabelle of Clearwater Beach, FL, seven grandchildren, Casey Dalton Short and his fiancé, Cammyle VanWinkle, Mayci Makenna Short, Zowie Annmarie Poynter, Slade Remmington Ledford, Mikel Kaine “fat baby” Poynter, Michael Dylan Hutchins, and Kyra Jayne Hutchins all of Berea, KY two great grandchildren Ryker Colt Holbrook and Kynley Reign “Rainey” Short along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family also survive.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Whittemore officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Todd Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service.
Pallbearers will be, Shane Poynter, Greg Short, Casey Short, Robert Poynter, Brandon Anderson, and Charles “Bubba” Starnes. Honorary pallbearers will be, Hulen Brumett, Jim Brumett, Donnie Marcum, George Murphy, Stanton Hayes, Tony Wallace, Johnny Wilson, Robert Chasteen, Red Carpenter, Gerald McGuire, Mike Mullikin, Todd French, Jeff French, and Steve Moore.