Charles Tony Poindexter

charles poindexter

Charles Tony Poindexter, age 82, of Sanford went to be with his Lord on January 16, 2024, after his brave 10-year battle with cancer.

A native of North Carolina, he was a son of the late Romie Dallas and Mollie Underwood Poindexter. He was a simple, selfless, and humble man, who, over the course of his lifetime, enjoyed the simple things…. hunting, fishing, and socializing. He was a generous and kind individual, always willing to help others. His personality and charisma made friends easily,

and his smile was infectious to those around him. As the owner/operator of Tony’s Grocery in Carthage for 43 years, the guy who wore a red shirt and blue slacks, he loved hearing stories from his patrons, usually while enjoying a nab and sipping a Coke or Pepsi. Tony was a masterful storyteller himself. He focused on providing his family with the best life he could, without worrying about himself. He was a man of true integrity, not budging under the circumstance. He was a charter member of and served faithfully at Miracle Baptist Church for many years, including as Deacon and Treasurer. He will be remembered as someone who was genuinely interested in the lives of those with whom he came into contact. His impact will be forever felt by his family and friends. His passing leaves an unfillable gap in the hearts of his loved ones.  His ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive, and love will forever be ingrained in everyone he knew. Tony was preceded in death by his wife Geneva Poindexter and sister, Shirley Marsh. Thankfully, we are confident he is enjoying their company in Heaven. 

He is survived by his children: Shelley (Wayne) Jones of West End, Dr. Keith (Julie) Poindexter of Carthage, brother Richard (Glenda) Poindexter of Durham and his grandchildren: Adam (Kelly) Jones, Anthony (Erin) Jones, Jessie Jones, Keilie Poindexter, Cody Jones, Dallas Poindexter, Lilia Jones, Camden Poindexter, and Bella Jones, as well as five great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the friends and caregivers who cared for

Tony so well in the latter part of his life, making him safe and comfortable in his own home until the Lord called him to glory. This includes Kathy Johnson, Merle Taylor, Peggy Tyndall, Tammy Stewart, Patricia Armstrong, Johnny Clark, and the nurses at FirstHealth Hospice. 

There will be a visitation at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage from 5-7 PM on Friday, January 19, 2024. A funeral service will be at Red Branch Baptist Church in Carthage on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 11 AM. The family will receive friends following the service at New Covenant Fellowship Church. A graveside service will follow at Miracle Baptist Cemetery in Sanford at 3:00 PM. 

Online condolences may be made at:

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home for the Poindexter family. 


Visitation: January 19, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


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  1. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers for peace. May your memories be a source of comfort in the days to come.

  2. Tony and Geneva were precious believers to my family. Maranatha Baptist Church in Sanford was our first church as pastor. We learned a lot from these precious folk. They were kind and generous. Tony always had a smile and something funny to say. We’ll see them again in Heaven. Praying for the family.

  3. Tony was a very Godly Man he always prayed a lot I loved to hear pray at Church 🙏🙏🙏🙏 he will be missed May God be with family this time God loves you all God blessed all of you a friend 🙏🙏

  4. Sorry to hear about Tony. Prayers and thoughts for the family. I grew up in the community with him and his family. Our families went to church together at Red Branch.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Tony’s family and friends. He was a very special friend to all. He was the first person to welcome me to Miracle Baptist church. He was such an inspiration! He will be missed and always remembered.

  6. We could say so much about Brother Tony. He was such a faithful man of God and faithful to us and our family at our first pastorate at Maranatha Baptist Church in Sanford. He and his precious wife, Geneva were so generous with their time, money and resources. They even let us stay in their home overnight. Many times they’d invite out young family to Hardee’s after church and they’d insist on paying. Keith, to you and your sister, we’re praying for you as you grieve in the days ahead. But thank God we’ll see them again. Love to all.

  7. Tony and Genve were a very special Godly couple. They were loved by all who knew them. They were both always smiling and happy to be around. Tony always had a story or a joke to tell. Prayers for the family.. He is in Heaven praising his God. Miss you our friend. The Red Wood family

  8. So sorry to read about Tony’s passing. Praying for all the family, that GOD will comfort your hearts.
    Sincere sympathy,
    Eddie and Vetres Livengood and Veder Hurley

  9. Shelley, Keith and entire Poindexter family, sending my love & prayers. It’s hard saying goodbye but we know he stepped over into glory rejoicing to meet his Savior and those love ones that went before. Even though we aren’t married to our previous mate from earth in Heaven, I am sure Geneva was waiting with a smile. May the Lord bring you comfort and strength for the days ahead. I think about the days when we were young growing up in the neighborhood. Tony will most certainly be missed but we have that assurance of knowing we will see him again. Praise The Lord !

  10. Keith, Shelley, Richard, and family –
    Thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of Tony through these next few days and as you hold memories in your hearts always. Growing up in the same community, attending the same school, working and playing together, becoming friends as we have grown older, we were all blessed to know what truly good neighbors are! God bless!

  11. I first met brother Tony while Pop, (Gene Carmack) was pastor of Miracle Bapt. church. Tony was always kind and honest, respectful and it showed how much he loved the Lord in every thing he done, and said. Praise God he is now in His presence with all the others from the church that were waiting for him to join the body of Heaven. I will truly miss Brother Tony.

  12. My sincerest condolences and prayers for the family. Fond memories of Tony & Geneva. You were blessed with Godly parents. Thankful for the assurance that we will one day join them in heaven. No more suffering.

  13. Tony’s was a staple to our community and the friendship he and Geneva built with our family will forever be a blessing. Tony always had a smile on his face and kind word to share with anyone he encountered. Prayers to Keith, Shelley, and all the family.

  14. Met Tony around 35 years ago when we moved to this area. He was always a joyful person to talk with.

  15. It was a privilege to meet Tony can’t wait to see him again one day.
    Praying for the family at this time.

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