November 9, 1953 ~ September 12, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Horse Cave, KY

Richard Calvin Poynter, 67, of Horse Cave, Kentucky passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Richard was born November 9, 1953 to the late William Harry “Buddy” Poynter and Nina Mae “Louise” Fancher Poynter. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers. William “Cowboy” Poynter and Darrell Steve Poynter.
Richard was a self-employed farmer and served in the United States Army .
Richard is survived by his wife Melinda Poynter of Horse Cave. A daughter Sherry Branstetter (Roger Shive) of Horse Cave. Three grandchildren. Kaden Shive, Brandon and Travis Branstetter. Three sisters. Tammy Poynter of Savoyard, Brenda McReynolds of Rockfield and Patricia (Danny) Atwell of Hardyville.
Funeral services for Richard Poynter will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday at Butler Funeral home in Edmonton with burial in the Buck Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and after 9:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Due to the current covid pandemic all attendees will be asked to wear a mask or other face covering.
Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Poynter. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at

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  1. Mark, Tonya,& Hunter Morgan… He was a wonderful person we will miss him coming in the store at Bristol store prayers to all the family..💔

  2. Arnold & Susan Cross. To the family of Richard, we’re so sorry to hear about your loss. May the God of tender mercies give you all comfort and peace in this time of grief. Theres a Bible scripture at John 5: 28,29 that promises us that we will see our loved ones again, in the resurrection. Love, Arnold & Susan.

  3. I will never forget this man. He was tough on us when we worked for him, but he cared and taught us alot. He taught us as much about life as he did about construction. I always thought alot of Richard. I never once asked him for anything that he didn’t help me. He will be missed by many, I’m sure of that.

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