Chasteen Joseph “Chet” Poynter

Chasteen Joseph “Chet” Poynter

June 7, 1937 - September 13, 2018

Chasteen Joseph “Chet” Poynter, 81, of Keavy passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, at his home.  Born June 7, 1937, in Laurel County, he was the son of the late Herman and Cleo Poynter. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving six years.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Poynter; three brothers: Luther “Red” Poynter, Gerald Poynter, and Jerry Ray Poynter; and three sisters: Geneva Nolan, Doris Reeves, and Edith Wells.

He leaves behind his daughter, Vicki (Wayne) Joseph of Hazard; granddaughter, Robin (Scottie) Whited of Lebanon, VA; granddaughter, Elisha (John) Morrow of Palm City, FL; grandson, Ben Joseph of Hazard; great-granddaughter, Hannah Guffey of Lebanon, VA; brother, Larry (Faye) Poynter of Corbin; sister, Fay Foley of Corbin; and beloved pet, Benjam; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and numerous friends.  He will be deeply missed.

A life celebration will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, September 17, 2018, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery at Keavy with military rites conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter 158.

The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M. Monday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.


  • Anthany & Paula Durham
    Posted at 23:36h, 14 September Reply

    Much love and prayers for comfort and peace. Some of my earliest memories include Chet and Ruth. Chet was very special to me and likewise to my wife and children , He was a true friend to my Dad, and I will forever be grateful for having had him as part of my life. I will not be able to attend his service on Monday, but know that I loved him and will treasure his memory forever. ~Anthany

  • Robin Whited
    Posted at 00:48h, 16 September Reply

    My sweet papaw. I don’t know if my heart will ever heal. I miss you so much already.

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