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Julia Ann Hagood Poindexter

Obituary for Julia Ann Hagood Poindexter

April 29, 1932 - October 18, 2017
Arlington, Texas | Age 85

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Julia Ann Hagood Poindexter passed away suddenly from cancer on October 18, 2017 in Arlington, TX at the age of 85. Her loving husband of 64 years, family, and a host of friends were by her side.

Judy, as she was known by her friends, was born on April 29, 1932 to Garland Abner Hagood and Laura Estelle Hagood in Greenville, TX. She attended public school in Austin, TX then went on to earn a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She married her high school sweetheart, Craig, on May 30, 1953, and they remained stubbornly devoted to each other for all of those 64 years. Judy and Craig had 3 wonderful children and two lovely grandchildren, but she adopted many more children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren into her heart along the way, all of whom were the joy of her life.

She is survived by her husband Craig Poindexter, children Allan Poindexter of Arlington, TX, Mark Poindexter of Austin, TX, Cindy Tarver (husband Bill) of Friendswood, TX, grandchildren Laura Tarver and Matthew Tarver, as well as adopted grandchildren Brian Fratto, Phillip Fratto and his children, and many others. In addition, she is survived by her brother Jim Hagood (wife Mary Beth) of Nacogdoches, TX, sister-in-law Linda Hagood of Florida, and many nieces and nephews of whom she was also very proud.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother John Hagood.

Along with children, Judy loved music. She was a music teacher, taught piano lessons, sang in church choirs for most of her life, and played bells. A member of First Presbyterian Arlington for 50 years, Judy volunteered in the music program, was an ordained elder, served on numerous committees, and mothered the youth through many trips and activities. Her sharp memory for events past meant she was the family keeper of stories, history, and events. She would correct us if we got a detail wrong; we loved hearing her stories (even when it was "#5").

Judy was a loving person, doting over every baby she saw, and providing care to those in need whenever she could. She wanted to make everybody happy. She was a true example of how to be an extension of the loving arms of Jesus and will be greatly missed.

Graveside service is at Oakwood Annex Cemetery, Austin, TX on Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm. Celebration of life service is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Arlington, TX.

Donations in her memory can be sent to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) or to First Presbyterian Church Arlington (memo: Music Fund in memory of Judy; 1200 S Collins St, Arlington TX 76010).

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Donations in her memory can be sent to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) or to First Presbyterian Church Arlington (memo: Music Fund in memory of Judy; 1200 S Collins St, Arlington TX 76010).

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