Russell “Russ” Dean Pointer went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his home in Lawson, Missouri, of natural causes at 58 years old. Russ was born on March 11, 1961 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, to Charles Edward and Ruby Jewel (Wilkins) Pointer. He graduated from Lawson High School in 1979. His early years were spent in scouting with his dad, a Scout Master, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Scout Camp in Oceola, Missouri for many years. He loved the outdoors, deer hunting, fishing, cutting wood, and mowing. Professionally, he worked extensively as a project manager in the field of electrical systems design and installation on many large scale projects. On September 14, 1985, he married his soulmate, Kathy Rash, of Excelsior Springs. To this union was born two children, Madison Julane and Austin Cole.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy of the home; his daughter, Madison and her husband, Jonathan Olson of Kansas City, Missouri; and his son, Austin, his wife, Jesse Rodriquez, and son, Corvus Pascal Pointer-Rodriquez of Dearborn, Missouri. One brother, Roy Pointer, wife, Dawn of Lawson, Missouri, and their two sons; Corey Pointer, wife Candi, and son, Lucas; Cade Pointer, wife Ashlyn, son, Remington, and daughter, Elizabeth. His brother-in-law Jeff, kids Adam and wife, Annah and daughter, Eloise of Colorado, Andy, and Allyson of East Texas. Brother-in-law, Jim with son, Ryan, both of south Texas. One aunt, Wanda (Pointer) Mills of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and many, many loving cousins, family members, and dear friends. He and Kathy also had the amazing opportunity to host a foreign exchange student attending Lawson High School in 2017, Lea Verrand of Lyon, France whom they “adopted” during her time in the United States along with her friends Simone of Denmark and Irene of Spain.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, his closest friend, Charles “Chuck” Pointer.
In his spare time he served as Sunday School superintendent, co-children’s pastor, and most recently a member of Vibbard Christian Union Church. He also served as a volunteer member of Lawson Police Department and a member of the church’s security team. The family thanks everyone for their love, encouragement, and respect as they celebrate the life of this wonderful man.
Visitation at Vibbard Christian Union Church, 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Service at Vibbard Christian Union Church, 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in Russ’s name out to the Men’s Ministry at Vibbard Christian Union Church.
Our Sincere Condolences
I worked with Russ for many years at Schneider Electric. He was part of my immediate team, but I got to know him on a personal level as well. We attended a few out of town training sessions, and had many conversations about family, God, and life in general. He was one of my prayer warriors. I haven’t spoken with him in a couple of years, but he will always have a special place in my heart. Russ is a perfect example of “Well done, my good and faithful servant”. I know I will see him again. My sincerest condolences to Kathy and the family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Russ was a good man and he will be missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kipp & Heather & family
Eric & Janika & family
Steven & Callie & family
Cameron & Cassie & family