J. Pointon Jr.
Joesph Bentz Pointon Jr., 79, died July 9, 2003, in Mountain Home.
Born June 13, 1923, in Stillwell, Ind., he was the son of Joseph Bentz Pointon and Gertrude Iola Antrim Pointon.
He married Mary Helen Disbrow Dec. 25, 1942, at LaPorte, Ind. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He manufactured radiators, helped build semi trailers, was a Pinkerton captain in Northwest, Ind., and a maintenance worker for Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a first scout and served in all five major battles. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4772, disabled American Veterans Chapter 55, and the American Legion 346, all of Highland. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Pointon of Salem; four sons -- Joseph B. Pointon Jr. II of Del Ray, Fla., James Edward Pointon of Indianapolis, Michael L. Pointon of Valparaiso, Ind., and Kurt A. Pointon of Martinsville, Ind.; two daughters -- Connie J. White of Atlanta, and Patti A. Pointon of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Guy Roy Pointon of LaPorte, Ind.; two sisters -- Edna Lain of LaPorte, and Wilma Arnieta Edwards of Goose Creek, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
The funeral was July 11 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with Van Brown officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
Memorials are preferred to the Disabled American Veter-ans, 2817 Highway 62/412, Hardy, AR 72542-9454.