Gayron C. Poynor

Born in Williamson County, TN

Resided in Lexington, TN

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Gayron Clarence Poynor, age 77 of Lexington, TN, passed away February 12, 2017 at Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington, TN.

Gayron was born at the family home on December 8, 1939 to Henry D. and Mattie E. Sudberry Poynor. He was raised in the Theta Community of Maury County and was a 1957 Graduate of Spring Hill High School. He retired in October 2001 from the Ford Glass Company in Nashville, after 37 years and one month of service.

Following retirement he and his wife, Betty, served as campground hosts at Natchez Trace and Montgomery Bell State Parks. It is often said that Gayron “never met a stranger.” He was kind, loving and outgoing to anyone around him. He worked hard to provide for his family, but to also have what was needed to help others. Even to the final moments of his life, he was “big on love”, hugging his family, offering a kiss and telling them how he loved them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: George Fleckenstein; and a sister: Joyce Poynor.

Gayron is survived by his wife of 41 years: Betty Joyce Poynor of Lexington, TN; four children: Mitzi Pence of Franklin, David Fleckenstein Jr of Lexington, Melanie Duncan of Rockvale and Roger Fleckenstein of Fairview; a brother: David Poynor of Theta; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family will visit with friends on Tuesday, February 14 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 PM in the Garden of Gethsemane at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

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