Marlin Poynor

August 27, 1938 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 82)


Marlin Daniel Poynor was born on August 27, 1938 and passed away on February 12, 2021. Services will held on February 19, 2021 at 10am (visitation 9:00 – 9:50) at Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, Lubbock, Texas. He will be laid to rest at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.     
Marlin loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was interested in so many things;  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.   He was interested in everything about cars.  He loved bicycling.  One of his favorite things to do was  discussing scripture and telling people what the Lord meant to him.  He officiated countless funerals and many weddings for family and friends.

Marlin began his career as a businessman in Portales, NM in 1959.  He owned and operated Poynor's Home and Auto until it closed in 2001 and he remained in Portales until 2006 when he and Carola moved to Lubbock.

Marlin was a servant,  volunteering in many civic organizations and in his Church where he served as an Elder for 31 years.  He was member of Portales Rotary Club for 28 years and served as a Board member of  the New Mexico Christian Children's home for 39 years.
Marlin was an avid bike rider for 50 years, riding in tours all over Texas and Oklahoma, and continued riding his bicycle into his 80s.

He was a member of the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Carola of 64 years, his two sons Doug (Mary) and Greg ( Leah), daughter- in -law Sylvia Poynor, 10 grandchildren:  Brian Poynor, Brett Poynor, Bradley Poynor, Matthew Poynor, Makayla Gomez, Michael Poynor, Sarah Crenshaw, Jennifer Cantagallo, Jeremy Wilbanks, Josh Wilbanks, and 14 great grandchildren, one brother Haney Poynor of Lubbock and one sister Margaret Ann Lindquist of Grandbury and many neices and nephews and other family members and friends.

His parents Bob and Maedelle and his son Mark Poynor preceded him in death as well and his brothers Bobby, Frank and Paul Poynor.

Marlin was a faithful husband and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He loved the Lord with all his heart and was so thankful for God's grace through faith in Jesus.

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Funeral Service
February 19, 2021

10:00 AM
Quaker Avenue Church of Christ
1701 Quaker Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79416

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