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Richard Mathew Poythress

Male 1945 - 2018  (72 years)


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  • Name Richard Mathew Poythress 
    Born 4 Nov 1945  Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 2018  Marietta, Cobb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Sep 2018  Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7442  Martin Family | Bayne Family
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2018 

    Father Elwin Mathew Poythress,   b. 15 Jan 1911, Sylvania, Screven, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1984, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Angelle Davis,   b. 19 May 1912, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 2002, Macon, Bibb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1934 
    Family ID F2899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Abt 1967 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F135007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Nov 1945 - Macon, Bibb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 2018 - Marietta, Cobb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Sep 2018 - Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Richard Mathew Poythress
      November 4, 1945 - September 11, 2018

      Marietta, GA- On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Richard Mathew "Dick" Poythress, loving husband, father and family member, passed away at age 72.

      Dick was born on November 4, 1945 in Macon, GA to Elwin Mathew and Dorothy Angelle (Davis) Poythress. He attended Lanier High School where he was a member of the Golden Boots Drill Team and the Chi Delta fraternity. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics and participated in the ROTC program. He was soon commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. He earned the National Defense Service Medal for his service in Vietnam before his honorable discharge from active service in 1971.

      He worked as an economist with the state of Georgia and the federal government before becoming a financial analyst and entrepreneur. He married Dorothea (Dottie) Adele Null and they raised two sons, Trey (Christy) and Scott(Claire).

      Dick had a passion for golf where he maintained a low handicap for a number of years and played great courses all around the country. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed spending time with his family at the beach and in the mountains. He enjoyed working in the yard and spending time with his beloved Yorkie Poo, Georgia. He was known and loved for his sense of humor and kind, compassionate spirit. Dick was an active member and volunteer at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

      Dick was preceded in death by his mother and father, and brother, Marion H. Poythress, Sr. He is survived by his wife and sons; his four grandsons Joshua, Justin, Jackson, and Sam; his four sisters; Margaret L. Poythress, Mary Poythress Mundy, Dian Poythress Jackson, Sharon E. Poythress; and several cousins, nieces, nephews.

      A celebration service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta at 11:00. Donations in Dick's name can be made to the Vietnam Veteran's of America https://vva.org/donate/ or Right from the Heart Ministries http://rightfromtheheart.org


    Buried:
    • SECTION B25 ROW E SITE 21



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