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Raymond Odell Poynter, 65, of Haywood, Kentucky went to be with his Lord and Savior

Raymond Odell Poynter, 65, of Haywood, Kentucky went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 after a sudden illness. He was a member of Servant Valley Baptist Church in Cave City, Kentucky. Raymond was the first born to parents, Roy Poynter, Jr. and Virginia Newton Poynter, which preceded him in death. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a former paramedic with the Barren Metcalfe EMS, and worked at the Glasgow Fire Department, Haywood Fire Department, and Cave City Fire Department. Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on numerous projects as he was a jack of all trades.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janice Abston Poynter; three children, Randy Poynter of Georgia, Glenda Poynter (Alicia) of Glasgow, Sherry Burrell of Center; seven grandchildren, Destiny, Hailey, Lydia, Jaylob, Elizabeth, Lynlee, Gage; three great grandchildren; one brother, Kelly Poynter (Joyce) of Cave City; one sister, Kathy Sue Peden of Cave City; several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Wanda Pursley (Harold); and one brother-in-law, Danny Abston (Shelli).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Donnie Peden; one nephew, C. Justin Abston; and father and mother-in-law, William Alton and Alta Sheffield Abston.

The funeral service for Mr. Poynter will be held 11:00 AM Monday, November 21st at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Monday morning until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Poynter. Please share your condolences with the family at

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