In Memoriam

Jerry Poindexter


Jerrell "Jerry" Ralph Poindexter, D.D.S., 65, of Allen, Texas, passed away at home on Feb. 7, 2017. Jerry, as he was better known by his vast network of family and friends, was born in Mathis, Texas, on Aug. 3, 1951. He was a 1969 graduate of Richardson High School. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 1975 and was an honor graduate of The University of Texas College of Dental Surgery at San Antonio in 1980. He was a beloved and gentle dentist in Celina and Richardson, Texas, for 37 years. Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with friends and family. His greatest loves were spending time at the ranch in Nixon, Texas, and fishing the flats of Baffin Bay. He loved reading, solving crossword puzzles, and crafting custom fishing rods, which were truly works of art. An honest man, a loving son and brother, a caring uncle, a loyal friend, and a wonderful father and grandfather, Jerry will be greatly missed. He is survived by his children, daughter Jeana and husband Greg Bell of Little Elm, Texas; son Justin and wife Lori Poindexter of Carrollton, Texas; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Poindexter of Richardson, Texas; sister Carol and husband Andy Parcel of Carrollton, Texas; sister Jane and husband Joe McManus of Katy, Texas; sister Joyce and husband Bill Anthony of Garland, Texas; brother John and wife Dana Poindexter of Richardson, Texas. He is also survived by five granddaughters plus one on the way and several aunts and uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews from all over. A private family memorial was held on Saturday, February 11th. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in Jerry's memory to the Coastal Conservation Association of Texas, 6919 Portwest Drive, #100, Houston, Texas 77024 or Please leave family condolences at

Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 12, 2017- See more at:

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04/18/17 08:18 AM #1    

Jim Richmond

Jerry was my lab partner in Mrs. Arwoods chemistry class in our junior year. We got in trouble several times for one stupid reason or another but the one incident that really got us in trouble was using the bunson burner to melt the glass stirring rods. Early glass blowing. Lost track of Jerry and when my childhood dentist retired, I decided to go to Jerry for my dental needs. He was my dentist for close to 30 years. Shy, unasumming,benevolent, caring would describe Jerry. Jerry would be the one to always tend to me personally for the duties usually performed by a dental tech. We would catch up about RHS stuff, his latest fishing trip and tell a few jokes. Good person, good father, good friend. Going to miss ya buddy.


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