Robert “Bob” Poynor


(September 17, 1931 – September 14, 2020)

Bob Poynor, age 88, entered his eternal home in heaven on Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home in Comanche, Texas. He was born on September 17, 1931, in McCamey, Texas, to Carnis and Virginia Poynor.

After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, he enrolled in Howard Payne College, where he met Janette Chandler, whom he married in 1957 in Dallas, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Other than his relationship with the Lord, his family was the most important thing in his life. He and Janette enjoyed gardening together as well as being active members of the Comanche Art Association.

Bob was a graduate of Baylor University and a licensed Physical Therapist for 56 years. He was Director of Physical Therapy for 23 years at Fort Worth Children’s Hospital/Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, and later became Physical Therapy Director at De Leon Hospital. In 1972 he was awarded the Ruby Decker Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist of Texas.

Bob served as a Life Service Deacon at First Baptist Church of Comanche. He and Janette were instrumental in establishing and working in the Homebound Ministry Team.

He is survived by his wife, Janette. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his son, Scott Poynor and wife, Kim of Prosper; his daughter, Jana Clamp of Mansfield; four granddaughters, Michella Nassar and husband Richard of Duncanville, Rebekah Poynor of Dallas, Laura Benge and husband Matt of Salt Lake City, Utah, Spenser Miles of Rowlett; one grandson, Chandler Clamp of Mansfield; two great-grandchildren, Judah Nassar and Hannah Nassar; and brother, Johnny Poynor and wife Zulean of Comanche; sister-in-law Joyce Mangum and husband Gordon; sister-in-law, Vivian McIlraith; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carnis and Virginia Poynor.

Bob will be remembered for his humility and compassion, but most of all for his deep faith in Jesus Christ.

LUNCH: Family will have lunch at First Baptist Church at 12:00 Noon on Friday.

** If desired, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Comanche, 407 N. Houston Street, Comanche, Texas 76442; or Compassion International, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80997.

Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on September 17, 2020 at the Comanche Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on September 18, at the First Baptist Church in Comanche.

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