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Robert Myron "Bob" Poynter

June 3, 1919 - September 15, 2019

Robert Myron Pointer passed away on September 15, 2019 at the age of 100. He was born on June 3, 1919 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the late Henson W. and Nellie Niola Poynter. Bob was welcomed into eternity by the love of his life, his beautiful wife Ellen E. Poynter. They were married for 69 wonderful years; 27 of which were spent in Pensacola, Florida. Also preceding him in death is his sister, Madeline and brothers Noel V., Drexel E. and Herbert M. Poynter; and daughter E. Diane Nunes.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Carol Sue Mock (Dan) and Margaret Ann Wheatley (David); 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was employed by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of West Virginia-later Bell Atlantic, Verizon, now Frontier, for 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from December 26, 1941 to October 1945 and was so proud that his subchaser ship USS-PC487 sank a Japanese submarine on June 6, 1943 off Attu and Kiska during the Aleution Campaign.

He was a member of The Telephone Pioneers and The American Legion-Post #3, Pensacola, Florida, and St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Altmeyer Funeral Home will be handling local arrangements. Inurnment at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida at a later date.

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