Leon Poindexter

Passed: June 20, 2023


Leon L. Poindexter of Litchfield Park, Arizona passed away June 20, 2023 at the age of 85. He was born August 5, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Charles and Jewel (Bradshaw) Poindexter.

Leon was one of six children born to a family of migrant cotton pickers. He and Marjorie raised six children, 3 boys and 3 girls, together. Everybody knew he had a soft spot for his girls, even his sons! He would always tell his children, “I loved you first.” Leon was amazing at cooking “Okie” food. He could make something amazing out of almost nothing. His family cherished sharing his meals around the table. Leon was a devout Minister of the Gospel for over 60 years. He also worked for over 60 years as an independent paint contractor. Leon’s proudest accomplishment was his family. His face would shine with happiness and pride whenever they would visit him.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Leon is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie J. Poindexter, daughters Deborah (Raun) Poindexter, Bobbie Joe (Butch) Poindexter, and Jennifer (Jeff) Craner, sons Leon Poindexter, Brian Poindexter, and Michael Poindexter, sister Norma and brother Charles. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren (with one more on the way), and two great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at 9AM on Wednesday, July 5 at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (Goodyear, Arizona). The funeral service will follow at 10:30AM.

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9 responses to Leon Poindexter

  1. Teri says:

    There was a celebration when you entered Heaven Leon! We will miss you at family gatherings but you will be remembered in our hearts!

  2. Brian says:

    I will always cherish the memories and life lessons you gave me. You were always there for me, no matter how inconvenient it may have been. I will forever love and miss you Papa. I can’t wait to mess up your hair again.

  3. We didn’t always see eye to eye on things, but it somehow turned out for the better. Sorry for being difficult sometimes, and sorry i didn’t get to say this in person. I love you and will miss you dad. Love your oldest son Leon.

  4. So sorry i missed being with you and mom in your time of need. I love you so much and will see you in heaven. Love your boy Leon.

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