GARLAND RAY "JACKIE" POYNOR, 73, passed from this life
on February 25, 2006. He was at home surrounded by his
loving family. Internment was at Prairie Haven Cemetery,
He was born in Ranger, TX, on Oct. 14, 1932 to Dean
Dorman and Nancy Jane Kiser Poynor. He graduated from
Ranger High School with the Class of 1950. He married
Barbara Garrett in November of 1981. They had 24 beautiful
and loving years together.
Jack moved to Hobbs, NM, in 1959 to open a new branch for
the Cabot Corporation. In 1960 he opened the new Unit
Shop for Watson Truck and Supply as the Rig Service Manager.
Soon after in 1965, Baxter Breaux of Odessa, TX, approached
Jack about forming Pemco of New Mexico, Inc. because of Jack's
innovative derrick design. By 1970 he and his first wife
became the sole owners. In 1978 he offered his son-in-law
Garry Buie a partnership in Pemco of New Mexico, Inc. At
the time of his death, he was still active in the company.
His knowledge of the well servicing industry was known
throughout the United States, with competitors often saying,
"Jack is the most knowledgeable man about rig repairs and
designs." If anyone ever had a question, Jack was the first
to be called. Over the years he passed on his knowledge to
Garry, who along with his wife Cynthia, will continue to own
and operate Pemco.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Barbara Garrett Poynor
and J. Taylor and Haley Garrett; a daughter Cynthia Buie and
her husband Garry and two grandsons Bryan and Jake Buie of
Hobbs, NM; a daughter, Cathy Truelove and her husband Dan,
four granddaughters, Shelby, Shannon, Shea Hutchinson, and
Laci Truelove, one grandson Justin Truelove and great grand-
daughter Leah Staggs of Red Oak, TX; a daughter Tracy Hahn
and her husband Mike and grandson Matthew Hahn of Carrollton,
TX; a son John Garrett and his wife Kristy of Hobbs, NM; a
daughter Holli Garrett Hammer and her husband Jerry of Brussels,
Belgium; a brother D.D. Poynor (RHS-1947) & his wife Darlene
of Big Lake, TX; a sister Ruth Franklin of Ranger, TX; and
one niece and seven nephews.
He was preceded in death by both his parents and two brothers,
Willie D. and Wesley Poynor.
BROTHER: WESLEY L. POYNOR, 82, died August 10, 2000, at an
Abilene hospital. Interment was in the Eastland Cemetery
in Eastland, TX.
Mr. Poynor was born in Mason County. He graduated from Colony
High School and worked on the family farm. He married Johnnie
Mae Murphy in 1941. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and
served in Europe with the 90th Division in Normandy, the
Ardennes and Battle of the Bulge, receiving 5 Bronze Stars
and a Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and was
discharged in 1945 as a tech sergeant. He returned to
Ranger and worked for C.D. Hartnett Grocery Distributors
and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He worked 29 years with
the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1979. He was
a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, a lifetime member
of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion, a member
of and 28-year secretary for the Texas Rural Letter Carriers
Association. He was a Little League coach and an umpire for
many levels of baseball games.
Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Johnnie
Mae Poynor of Ranger; two sons, Kenneth Poynor, Gary Poynor,
both of Abilene; two brothers, Dorman "Pee Wee" Poynor (RHS-
1947) of Big Lake, Garland "Jack" Poynor (RHS-1950); one
sister, Ruth Franklin of Ranger; four grandchildren.