Rose “Darlyne” Poynor (Memaw) was called home, to our Lord, October 21, 2018.  Darlyne was a member of First Baptist Church Big Lake.  She was always an angel in our eyes, so we know she is fulfilling her new role effortlessly.

She was born on the family farm, October 10th, 1931 to Joe and Lula Miller.  She was raised in the cotton fields of Orient and went to school in Tennyson, Texas. 

As a teenager, Darlyne moved to Big Lake, Texas, with her family, as they worked in the oil-patch and she went to work for General Telephone as a switchboard operator. 

While in Big Lake, she met her sweetheart, Pee Wee Poynor, and they married August 17th 1950, spending 66 wonderful years together before his passing in 2016. 

They made their home in Big Lake, and together started a family trucking and construction company in 1957 which is still operating today.  Their 4 sons were raised on the grounds of the business where Darlyne worked as a secretary until 1975. 

She was a devoted, loving mother, quite proud of her family, known as an affectionate woman who loved all people, and very giving to those who needed her.  While raising her 4 boys, she always had a full table to feed anyone who may show up, generally feeding 10 kids for lunch daily. 

She experienced more earthly loss than one should but is rejoicing as she was welcomed to a heavenly reunion by those who preceded her in death; husband, D.D. (Pee Wee), and their sons, Winn, Wayne, and Buddy, and brothers Joe Winford and Billy Ray.

She is survived by one son, Joe D. Poynor, and wife Debbie, of Breckenridge, TX.; two daughters-in-law, Letha Poynor, of Big Lake, TX., and Marla Poynor, husband Britt, also of Big Lake, TX.; her beloved grandchildren, J.D. Poynor, wife Carrie of San Angelo, TX., Shane Poynor, wife Sarah, of Breckenridge, TX., Amy Poynor Evans, husband Kelly of Midland, TX., Shawn Poynor, wife Anita, of San Angelo, TX., and Whitney Poynor Brandon, husband Jacob, of San Angelo, TX.; ten great grandchildren; Bethany, Makenzie, Shaelyn and husband Caegan, Zane, Alex, Aundrea, David Wayne, Dylan, Taylor, and Slayton; and 5 great-great grandchildren, step-sister Frances South, as well numerous nieces and nephews,

Pallbearers will be grandsons, J.D. Poynor, Shane Poynor, and Shawn Poynor; grandsons-in-law, Kelly Evans and Jacob Brandon; and great grandsons, Zane Poynor, Alex Evans, David Wayne Poynor, Dylan Poynor, and great-grandson-in-law Caegan Mitchell.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Wayne Smith, Dale Fisher, Santiago (Shaggy) DeLaRosa, John Wilha, John Glidewell, Bill Schneeman, Mark Noland, Tommy Holt, Britt Poynor and C.R. Sproul.

A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Big Lake on Saturday, October 27th from 10-noon with funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. and burial to follow at Glen Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Casandra De La Rosa, Margaret Zamarron, and hospice of San Angelo. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations be made to Hospice of San Angelo.