Frank Edward Pointer III

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Frank E Pointer “Frank Dawg” Sunrise January 26, 1954 Sunset September 24, 2022

Frank E Pointer, affectionately known as Frankie, passed unexpectedly Saturday evening. He was born January 26, 1954 in Columbus, MS to the late Frank and Katie Ruth Pointer. He came to Mansfield as a young lad, and made it his life long home. He graduated from Mansfield Sr. High in 1973. He worked for Kermit Caldwell Demolition from the age of 15 starting as a weekend worker, and when he became an adult he started full time and remained with Kermit until he was 62. During his time with Kermit he worked as a tow truck driver for Anderson’s Towing. After retiring, he just couldn’t sit still so he went and worked for Tucker Brothers Auto Wrecking. He also worked for Melton’s Ribs for many years.

Frank was an outgoing, loving, funny man. He was a advate bowler from a young age and continued to bowl until Park Lanes closed His other passions were fishing, grilling, throwing darts, which he started playing at Melton’s Blue Room and won lots of trophies and pins. He was also a well known member of The Mansfield Road Runners. He was the “life of the party anywhere he went. If you knew Frank Dawg then you know that to be true!

Frank is survived by 3 daughters, FranChasity Pointer of Mansfield OH, Stacy Kilpatrick of Columbus OH, Clarissa(Parris) Campbell of Akron, OH, and stepdaughter with whom he helped raise, Amber Thompson of Mansfield OH. Sons, Labreece Reynolds, Andrew Hawthorne, Nathan McFarland, and Frank “Dott Pointer all of Mansfield OH. Sisters Cathy Pointer of Mansfield OH, and FranChon Mathews of Columbus OH. Brothers, Theodric(Debbie) Pointer Of Mansfield OH, Kelvin(Marissa) Pointer of Fairburn, GA, and Joshua Pointer of Mansfield OH. He also has 4 Step sisters, Doris. Jackie, Shirley, and Okera Marshall, all of Columbus Oh. 29 grandchildren, 12 great grand-children and a host of nieces, nephews, aunties, and uncles. Life long friend Brenda J. Smith of Columbus, MS. Very close friends Dan “Dad” Tucker(and Family) and Donnie Shifflet of Mansfield OH. His Grant Street Family, all of his Basement Family and friends and of course his Road Runner and A-Club family. His companion animals “Brown-Dawg” and “BunnBunn.”
He was preceded in Death by his beautiful daughter, Melinda Kay Pointer, his parents Frank and Katie Ruth Pointer, maternal and paternal Grandparents, stepmother Osia Pointer, and also his brother in-law Steve Mathews Jr.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, October 7, 2022 at Providence Baptist Church, 112 W 6th. Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. From the bottom of my heart I send my condolences. I pray that you all find your smile and stay focused.

  2. Biggie AKA Lynne Cobb

    I absolutely love this family! The life that Mother Katie Ruth showed me is an everlasting precious memory. Cathy Neil Theatrious, and beloved Frank lll, was always protective and kind to me. Now I have a special relationship with Joshua (Big Joshy), my grandson’s father (Little Joshy) My humble condolences to all of Frank lll children, family, and loved ones❤️

  3. Christine Canada English

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Mr Frank Pointer my family member…I’m so lost for words…God be with us all…I love ya..

  4. Sending my deepest condolences to the family! Y’all are in my heart as you go through this difficult time. Blessings

  5. My sincere condolences to you all, I pray for comfort and strength to get through the hurt you all are feeling. He will be truly missed.

  6. Jennifer Kirkpatrick

    My condolences to the family. May love surround you and bring peace during this difficult time. Frank will be very missed by many.

    • So sorry for the loss I just couldn’t believe it when I heard it we all grew up on Grant Street I’ll be a great loss rest in peace brother

  7. Dr. Monica Kaye Harris & Family

    My heartfelt sympathy to you all during this difficult time. Frank will definitely be missed by his family, friends, brothers and sisters of The Road Runners Club and the entire North side of Mansfield. You all are in my prayers. We lost another soldier.

  8. One of the sweetest and coolest guys I ever met. Rip Frank

  9. I feel your loss rip frank

  10. You have my deepest condolences praying for the family

  11. Hey my brother Frankie i remember on the football field we quickly figured out the coaches didn’t know what they were doing and the last time we hung out doing a hog roast always family my prayers go out to family and friends God Bless

  12. Betty Palmer-Harris

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Frank Pointer.

  13. Behavior, Roger, & Chrissy

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Pointer family, you all have always been family to our family since we were children. Frank was truly loved, and he will certainly be missed. We had so much fun growing up and when as teenagers and young adults, until several of us started moving away and etc.
    Frank R.I.P. we love you and we will see you again.

  14. Jeanette Cameron Hess

    My sincere condolences to the Pointer family. This was a lifetime friend, elementary, middle , senior high. This was a friend indeed never seen him upset or angry at anyone through it all. You will truly be missed. Rest on in heavenly peace!

  15. Condolences and prayers to the family

  16. Patricia Harris Pride

    Your family has my condolences and prayers. Frank will be missed.

  17. Luvenia Canada Reed

    I’ve known this family all my life….we grew up together on Grant St. Praying for the family..we love you all…

  18. Rest in paradise cuz u will be missed

  19. Deepest condolences to the Pointer family. Praying for peace, acceptance, strength & comfort. Love you all.

  20. Extending heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Pointer family and their friends during this difficult time. We will keep each of you in our prayers.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  21. My deepest condolences to the family in the loss of Frank. May the peace of God be with the family.

  22. Romanuel & Alice Diane Bronson

    Condolences to the Pointer Family. Frank was a dear friend. May TMH give you all comfort!

  23. Condolences &Prayers to The Pointer Family Love The Delk Family

  24. Charlotte Robertson

    My Condolences to the Pointer family my love and prayers are with you may God give you strength during this difficult time love you all

  25. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  26. Karen Youngblood & Family

    My deepest condolences to the Pointer Family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Frank, my club brother with the Mansfield Roadrunners, you helped to create some wonderful memories and was a true supporter & friend. You will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you for always being atgat one friend with a big heart. Take your rest dear friend; I’ll see you when I get there.

  27. Charlotte Martin

    My deepest condolence to the Pointer family.
    Praying for you all.

  28. Myrtle Johnson-Bell

    Deepest condolences to the Pointer Family. You are in my prayers.

  29. Prayers ❤️ Condolences to the entire POINTER Family. R.I.P My Friend/ Brother

  30. You have my Deepest Condolences and Prays to the Family

    • Joey & Tamika Obrien

      We’re sorry to hear about the loss of frank , our deepest condolences to the family . He will be missed . Prayers . ❤️

  31. Willette Feagin Coleman

    Sending my deepest condolence out to the entire Pointer family for the loss of your oldest brother. He will be missed by all who new him.

  32. I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. my buddy will definitely be missed. I pray that God heal your hearts, and give you some comfort in your time of bereavement

  33. Sylvia Chatfield Boyd

    My Sincere Condolences and prayers to the family.

  34. Clarence and Lee Dukes

    My condolences and prays for the family.

  35. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Frank(y) Pointer. There are no words that can remove the pain you bear at this time, but I pray for the peace of God that passes all understanding to comfort you now and in the days ahead.

    May the peace of God and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit rest, rule and abide right now and forevermore.
    With all my love,

  36. Joyce Jefferson

    My deepest condolence to the entire Pointer Family. My prayers sent to you all. Frank will be missed, He was one of kind, always kept you laughing. R.I.P Frank

  37. May the peace of God rest rule and abide upon The pointer family during a time such as this.Continue to look unto the hills whence comes your help.Rest easy OG.

  38. Frank used to race with us Humphrey brown John mack frank. Was good guy rip

  39. Anthony Withers

    Tony Withers and Family,
    Sending out Deepest Condolences and Prayers to the Pointer Family!

  40. To the family of Frank Porter my deepest condolences and may he rest in peace. Frank and I work together for over 20 years in the demolition business we were good friends and had great times. Frank was one of the best excavator operators around if not the best have a good journey my brother.

  41. My deepest condolences to the family!! Sending prayers for comfort. Love you!! ❤️

  42. Queen Brooks Gardner

    Praying for the family RIP Frank

  43. My Sincere Sympathy to The Pointer Family.

  44. Michael O Perry

    Frankie as a little boy I looked up to you and all of the Grant St. Men. My hart is heavy haven lost you too soon my memories will keep you alive in my Hart. The Perry family sends its condolences to my other family the Pointers.

  45. I am so sorry for your loss.Frank was a happy man ever time you see him. I love his family so much.So sweetheart Rest In Heaven.Praying For Your Family.In The Name Of Jesus Amen.God Bless Your Soul.Amen

  46. Stacey Lane Waddell

    I grew up with you on Grant Street we all was family, Frankie was one of my Big Brother your going to be missed by many .My sincere sympathy and my condolences
    goes out to the Pointer Family I love you guys.

  47. Me and my family sends our Prayers and Condolences, Frank was one if rhe funniest, coolest dependable men I have ever known…May he Rest In Peace.

  48. Kim Brookins Lindsay

    Prayers and Condolences to the Pointer Family in the loss of your loved one. Weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning. Cherish the many beautiful memories of Frank to help get you through your sorrow.

  49. Robert & LaVerne Westerfield

    Our deepest condolences to the Pointer family. RIP Frank…you will be missed. Keeping the Family in prayer.

  50. Getting my condolence to the family please God keep the family together and strong and bless every last one on I’m traveling far in near rest in peace brother

  51. Soledad Gomez Cochran

    I am so sorry for your lost. I still can’t believe it. I have lots of memories of him.Prays to the family n love ones. He won’t be forgotten. May you rest in peace Frank until Judgment Day. We all love you n be missed.

  52. Jeff, Roz, Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    We send our deepest sympathy, condolences, and love to the entire family! RIP Mr. Pointer

  53. Praying God’s comfort for all family, friends, and those whose life was touched by his presence…

  54. Remember you as a joyous customer at family dollar.been there 18 years.may God bless you and welcome u with his gracious an angel to watch over us .

  55. My condolences and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  56. Rodney D Radford

    May Allah Grant you all that you need to get through this time.

  57. I knew of frank thru my babies father Tj pointer & heard nothing but great news about him! I’m so very sad that my child won’t get to meet him in this life time 🙁 the funeral was so beautiful! And I am so sorry for the family an friends loss ! May he rest in paradise

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