Cover photo for Jimmy Wayne Poythress's Obituary
Jimmy Wayne Poythress Profile Photo

Jimmy Wayne Poythress

May 15, 1940 — May 4, 2024

Jimmy Wayne Poythress


Jimmy Wayne Poythress, 83 of Elm City passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024.   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Shenandoah Baptist Church, 3894 Shenandoah Court, Rocky Mount.  Interment will follow in Thompson Chapel Church Cemetery, 5620 Thompson Chapel Road, Wilson.  Rev. Glenn Hill and Rev. Tim Parker will officiate.

 

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Baptist Church, Rocky Mount.

 

Jimmy served his country with honor and pride, and he truly lived by the motto, “once a Marine, always a Marine, Semper-Fi”.  He was a man of great faith, and though he loved his family dearly, he was confident of his place in his heavenly home.  Jimmy loved his church family at Shenandoah Baptist, where he participated in helping with many church events and activities.  One was fixing popcorn bags, which earned him the nickname, “The Popcorn Man”.  Jimmy was an avid sports fan, especially racing, where he enjoyed being part of the Proctor Racing Team.  Jimmy loved all his family, but his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his top priority, and he always made a special effort to be present at their activities.  Jimmy was greatly loved, and he will be dearly missed.

 

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of thirty-five years, Judy Poythress; daughters, Kim Strother and husband, Michael, Pam Saunders and husband, Steve, and Kathy Sherrod and husband, Ray; son, Kevin Poythress and wife, Suzanne; grandchildren, Ryan, Jordyn and Logan Saunders, Kristina Simpson, Bailey Poythress, Taylor and Austin Poythress, and Hunter, Walt, and Will Parker; great-grandchildren, Logyn, Alexis, Bentley, Drake, and Kinsley; sister, Ruby Glover, and his fur baby and companion, Lucy.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Willard and Lucille Poythress; sisters, Dot Rose, Barbara Boykin, and Lynda Campbell; brother, Billy Poythress; niece, Jennifer Bacon, and nephew, Michael Poythress.

 

Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials in Jimmy’s memory to Shenandoah Baptist Church, 3894 Shenandoah Church Court, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27803, Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

 

Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.

 

 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jimmy Wayne Poythress, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

12:30 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 2102

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree