Herb M. Poynter (January 16, 1929 — March 7, 2008)
Herbert M. Poynter, Lt. Col. U.S.A.F (Ret.), of Albuquerque passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born on January 16, 1929, in Clarksburg, WV, to Henson and Nellie Poynter. He married Retha Savage on September 23, 1950, in Clarksburg, WV. She preceded him in death on March 9, 1996, after 45 years of marriage. Mr. Poynter was a pilot and instructor during the Korean Conflict and The Vietnam War. He was stationed with Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Omaha, NE, where he retired after 23 years of devoted service to his country then located to Albuquerque in 1977 as the franchisee of Godfather’s Pizza in New Mexico and West Texas. During his retirement, he returned to his passion of flight and founded the Lobo Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force in Albuquerque. Surviving is his second wife, Ann Bazan Poynter, of Albuquerque whom he married on August 2, 1997. Also surviving are his daughters, Teresa A. Vierregger and her husband, Roger, of Springfield, NE, Susan A. Meline and her husband, Mike, of Albuquerque; sons, Steven G. Poynter and his wife, Kim, of Albuquerque, Gregory A. Poynter and his wife, Vicky, of Livingston, TX; grandchildren, Mikayla Vierregger and Alyssa Vierregger, Madeline Settle and Cameron Settle, Grant Meline, Jason Poynter, Chrissy Poynter, Angie Poynter, Cede Lindley and Ryne Lindley; brother, Robert Poynter and his wife, Ellen, of Pensacola, FL; as well a numerous friends and family. He was preceded in death by his sister, Madeline Poynter; brothers, Noel and Drexel Poynter.