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James Randolph Gordon Poindexter

January 16, 1945May 1, 2020

James Randolph Gordon Poindexter, MD, 75, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Friday, May 1, 2020. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 16, 1945. He attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, graduated from Yale University, majoring in Slavic Studies, and went on to earn his MD from Duke University Medical School.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and James Edward Poindexter. He is survived by his sister, Mary (Polly) Poindexter Pugh (husband, Doug), of Lynchburg, VA, nephews, Douglas H. Pugh, III, of Staunton, VA, and COL Randolph G. Pugh, USMC, of Monterey, CA. Also surviving are his Stepsisters, Kathy Barry and Kristen Swink. He was lovingly cared for through difficult times by his other Stepsister and her husband, Karis and Phil Barry, of Mt. Crawford, VA.

His family is most grateful for the exceptional and compassionate care he received at Willow Estates Retirement in Harrisonburg. Jim is loved by many and will be forever missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his memory to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Central Shenandoah Valley, P. O. Box 2133, Staunton, VA 24401.

Arrangements, including interment at Fairview Cemetery in Warrenton, NC, will be announced later.

Lindsey Funeral Home & Crematory in Harrisonburg is assisting the family. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


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James Randolph Gordon Poindexter

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Harvey Yoder

May 4, 2020

Jim was one of the most intriguing and engaging persons I have ever met. It was my pleasure to be his friend for the past several decades, and I and the whole world will miss him.

Bev Morris

May 1, 2020

Rip Jim You Will Be Missed.It Was My Pleasure To Know You.I Use To Bring My Dog Buster Over To See Him. Jim Always Wanted For Buster To Come To His Room He Would Give Him Treats.

Tracee Eppard

May 1, 2020

it was a pleasure to be able to meet and care for you
rest in peace jim

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