Pointer, Robert Neal (Athens)

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023

Robert Neal Pointer, 83, of Athens, passed away, Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Morning Pointe of Athens.

He was a native of Cookeville, Tn. and longtime resident of Athens and was a son of the late James Thomas and Mary Neal Pointer.

He was also preceded in death by a sister Nancy Bradham.

He was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia Tech and was associated with Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, TN as a Project Engineer.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sarah Waters Pointer; daughter and son-in-law, Suzan and Michael Stewart all of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Patricia Pointer of Knoxville; one granddaughter, Callie Ann Stewart; and four grandsons, Stephen Michael Stewart, Spencer James Sullivan, Jacob Kyle Pointer, and Noah Daniel Pointer.

A graveside service will be conducted, 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15 at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Yeaneyofficiating. There will be no visitation.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations be made to Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Decatur Pike, Athens, Tn. 37303; McMinn Regional Humane Society, 219 Alford Street Athens, TN 37303; or Wounded Warrior Projects, https://www.wwfs.org.

You may sign the guest register at www.smithfuneralandcremationservicesofathens.com.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is honored to serve the family of Robert Neal Pointer.

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