Robert ‘Bobby’ Dean Poynter
Robert ‘Bobby’ Dean Poynter, resident of Granbury, TX, died January 12, 2019, at age
87. Born in 1931 in Effingham, Illinois, Bobby passed peacefully at Bridgewater Memory Care surrounded by friends due to complications associated with Alzheimer’s. Bobby was a merchant marine back in the 50’s, and married his best friend Shirley in 1954. He became an electrical engineer and started up the first television station in American Samoa. Bobby & Shirley moved many times over the years, had their only child Pamela in 1969, and settled in Houston in the late 70’s. After retiring from television Bobby assisted Shirley with her interior design business. In retirement, they both traveled around the United States in an RV, enjoying hiking, biking and exploring the desert. They settled in Granbury and enjoyed the dear friends they made while living in Lake Granbury RV Park. Bobby is survived by his daughter, Pamela, her husband David, and their three children. He is also survived by nieces Helen, Connie and Luann and by nephews Charles and Floyd. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.