Thomas "Chris" Christian Poindexter

June 29, 1952September 26, 2020

Thomas Christian Poindexter (Chris), Age 68 of Nashville, Tennessee, departed this life on September 26, 2020. He was born on June 29,1952 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late, Everett Lee & Mary Lou (Terrell) Poindexter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Lee Poindexter and his sister, Nancy Lynn Tucker.

Chris married the love of his life, Carol Lynn (Day) Poindexter, on November 8, 1986 in Laguna Niguel, California.

Chris was a graduate of John Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee and attended Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee and The Memphis Academy of Art in Memphis, Tennessee.

Chris worked at Vanderbilt University, Development and Alumni Relations. Retired after 28 years in December 2015.

Chris was a true renaissance man. He was unassuming and kind. He loved his family and friends and looked out for his neighbors. He had a gentle and easy-going nature, so people that just met him felt they had known him all their life. Chris had a great sense of humor and brought fun and laughter to many occasions.

Chris enjoyed tinkering with cars, especially vintage Volkswagen Beetles, fishing and game night with friends. He especially looked forward to playing Scrabble with his best friend, Frank. He loved to visit yard sales and enjoyed the conversation with folks he met along the way more than the occasional treasure he would find.

Chris is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carol Lynn (Day) Poindexter of Nashville, Tennessee; sons, Nathaniel Christian Poindexter and Timothy Everett Poindexter, both of Nashville, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Yvonne Poindexter of Nashville, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Elinor M. Day of Cool, California; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Paul Davies of Cool, California; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Victoria and James Harlon Day of Temecula, California; brother-in-law, Timothy Allen Day of Austin, Texas; sister-in-law, Marilyn Holly Day of Temecula, California; nieces, Olivia Rae Poindexter and Ava Lee Poindexter, both of Nashville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Bill Tucker, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; nephew, Kendall Lee Tucker of Holly Springs, North Carolina; Cousins, John Barrentine, Cousin of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Becky Barrentine Rachel of Russellville, Arkansas and Barbara Padgett of Rogers, Arkansas.

Special thanks to all the many friends, who supported Chris through the many milestones of his long illness.


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Barbara Winters

September 29, 2020

Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.


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