Alan Poindexter
Alan Wiley Poindexter CHARLOTTE - Alan Poindexter, 47, of Charlotte, NC died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center. Born August 23, 1965 in Charlotte, he was the son of Clarence Poindexter and Marilyn Robbins. Alan was a graduate of East Gaston High School in Mt. Holly, NC and UNC Charlotte. He was an actor and former Artistic Director of the Children's Theater of Charlotte. A celebration of Alan's life will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Also a celebration of Alan's life will be conducted August 22, 2013 at Spirit Square, McGlohon Theater in Charlotte from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Marilyn Robbins and husband Jack of Sherrills Ford, NC; father, Clarence Poindexter of Iron Station, NC; sister, Sharon Page and husband Richard of Denver, NC; nephews, Ryan, Aaron and Sean Page; aunt, Marion Hunt; uncle, W. Terrell Poindexter and wife Mary and several cousins, step sisters and brothers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Arts Organization of the Donor's Choice or the Animal charity of the donor's choice. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 16901 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, N.C. is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.

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Published by Charlotte Observer on Jul. 12, 2013.
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I worked with Alan many moons ago at Carowinds and he and I shared the gift of saracasm that could not compare to others. I truly loved Alan's authentic nature and talent and am truly sorry to hear of his earthly passing. Alan was a blast and his memory will always make me smile.
Blake Mauney
August 22, 2013
My deepest sorrow to family and friends of Alan. I worked with him at Carowinds many years ago. So glad to see what an impact he made in the Charlotte community.

Sincerely,
Myra J. Browning Curry
Minneapolis, MN
August 22, 2013
A talent who will be missed both personally and professionally -- in Charlotte and well beyond Charlotte.
Mel Mrochinski
August 21, 2013
Marilyn,
My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that I am thinking about you at this difficult time. If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.
Jayne Graham
August 12, 2013
Alan was a very big part of my childhood, growing up in Lucia. He was a sweet boy and I wish I could have stayed in touch over the years, because it sounds as if he grew into a wonderful man.
Kelly Thomas
August 7, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with Alan many years ago at the Park Terrace Theatre. I have fondly remembered his wit and humor over the years. He will be missed!
Jennifer Graham McGinnis
August 5, 2013
I was blessed by a close friendship with Alan when we were young teenagers many years ago in Lucia, NC. I am grateful that from time to time as adults we would see each other in Charlotte. He would always be so kind and share his great big smile. I will never forget Alan and he will always have a special place in my heart.
Angela Everitt
July 23, 2013
Marilyn, Clarence, & Sharon. We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you in this difficult time. Your former neighbors in Charlotte, Joe & Judy Moore
July 19, 2013
Sorry, to hear of your passing. I know your Grandma, Grandpa Poindexter and you uncle Wilma as you called her will be happy to see you, When she talked of you it was with love and a special sparkle in her eyes. We wish we could have got to know you better.
Our Deepest Sympathy Sharon. Marilyn & Clarence.
Wilma Hannah Family
July 19, 2013
Alan had a spark and a twinkle in his eye that was magic - and he translated that magic to the stage as an actor and a director. What a pleasure it was to know him and what a loss that he is now gone from us. My condolences to his family and good friends.
Arrington Mixon
July 17, 2013
An old childhood friend. He was such a funny guy. We had great times in good old Lucia.
Kelly Thomas
July 17, 2013
A great talent in all aspects......in the theatre and in life.......rest in peace....
Sandra Lewis
July 16, 2013
"If music be the food of love, play on." These are the first words I remember hearing Alan say when we were in Shakespeare and Performance together at UNCC in 1989. I knew from that moment how wonderfully talented he was and I was fortunate to see him in a Shakespeare in the Park production of a Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck. I also saw Miracle at Memphis which was wonderful and Alan was the set designer for that production. My daughter, Emily benefited from his talent while she attended Children's Theatre. Charlotte was fortunate to have him. He will be missed.
Heather Smith
July 16, 2013
Truly will be missed. Very talent man. Great light went out in the world!
July 15, 2013
I studied with Alan at UNCC. He was a great friend and a very talented artist. Having just found out about his death, I am flooded with memories of him and the countless times he made me laugh so hard that I cried. I am a better person for having known him. Rest in peace, Alan, and my thoughts are with your family.
Ginny Johnson
July 15, 2013
I studied with Alan at UNCC, way back in the eighties, and became friends with Sharon. I will always remember him as a talented, vivacious , and fun- loving, guy. Later, I sent my young daughter to Theatre camp in Charlotte. I was pleased to see Alan was the artistic director. I regret not trying to connect with him at that time. My thoughts and prayers are with you , Sharon , and your family...
Debbie Beam Hopper
July 13, 2013
I got to know Alan at UNC Charlotte, where we performed together in Christmas Carol & I was his stage manager for Who's Happy Now? He was a fun person & a must for any cast party. May he RIP. Bravo, sir, well done.
Kimberly Flook
July 13, 2013
The City has lost an enormously gifted man. I loved Alan's sense of humor, his honesty, his dedication to his craft. Honored to have known him. Rest in Peace.
Lynn Henderson
July 12, 2013
Love to all of you. Alan was a gem. "Kimi"
Zoe Helene
July 11, 2013
I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Alan's death. He was one of the most talented students I ever worked with at UNCC
Susan Marrash-Minnerly
July 11, 2013
I knew Alan when we were both very young and stupid. It's been 30 years but I remember a man with a terrific sense of humor, keen observation, and real talent. More importantly, he was honest and kind. This is quite a loss for the community as well as his family and friends Farewell, Oberon.
Mark McKinney
July 11, 2013
I attended school with Alan years ago. He was a loving and talented man who will be missed in the future for all of the beauty he could have drawn from life. Rest with the Angels Alan!
Missy Holder Cochrane
July 11, 2013
I never worked with him nor met him. I did see a number of the shows he directed. They were always visually interesting and he was quite the talent. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
W English
July 11, 2013
This is very sad and a deep loss for the Charlotte community. Alan was a giant in the theatre world, and a master of his craft. He will be missed enormously.
Mary Alice Adams
July 11, 2013
You will be deeply and honorably missed. The city has suffered an enormous loss of talent. I have lost an incredible person in my life. I love you Mr. Mister, rest in peace olé buddy.
Enzo
July 11, 2013
Growing up with him, and seeing his talent develop was an amazing gift that I will always cherish. I will love and miss him always. Marilyn and Sharon my heart is with you both.
Dayna Lineberger
July 11, 2013
A dear friend I will never forget. I miss him terribly R.I.P. He was a truly unbelievable talent.
Angela Allen
July 11, 2013
Alan was a talented and determined artist and friend. The Charlotte community is better because he was here. Thank You, Alan
Robert Shore
July 11, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to Alan's mom, Marilyn, and the entire family.
Anne & Ken Sweeney
July 11, 2013
Sharon, Marilyn...my heart hurts with you for Alan. He was so young and so talented. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
July 11, 2013
I worked with Alan at Carowinds in the '80s, and will always remember his humor and warm smile. RIP...you will be sorely missed!
Holly Harper
July 11, 2013
Rest in peace, Mr. Poindexter.
Elizabeth Perkins
July 11, 2013
The older I get the less I understand this part in which I find myself acting in. Hearing that often the good die young, I try always to play an older character. Alan without you how will I ever find THAT right part and an actor is only as good as his last part. And here in Charlotte an actor decides every second to leave the BIZ but Alan you could have just sprouted those hidden wings and flew away as an eagle to heaven.
I'm not religious, but I like God and he likes me.
charles warren
July 11, 2013
Charlotte will miss the creativity of this good and talented man. His dedication to The Children's Theatre of Charlotte helped to build ImaginOn into what to is today.
Thank you, Alan
Carla DuPuy
July 10, 2013
Alan was an incredible artist. The guy remained dedicated to the integrity of strong expression and teaching the art of theatre to his contemporaries and his students. We were not close as friends but I did have several opportunities to work with him, and I always respected his talents and his ability to honestly portray his visions as an actor and a director. It is sad when some one of his abilities, and his dedication to further a communities understanding of a fine art, dies. In many ways it is a tragedy. I wonder how many of Charlotte's citizenry really know what an asset he was in the community. The theatre scene grew exponintially due to Alan's personal efforts and the work of his close colleagues. Believe me he would never guess that I would write anything in his honor, but I feel more than compelled to give a last applause to such an accomplished artist.
Jeremy Russell
July 10, 2013
Alan will be missed. His great talent and passion was contagious and transforming. My children were delighted by his on stage presence as he was a remarkable actor. His work as artistic director raised the bar for children's theater to a truly professional level. Rest in Peace knowing you had a very positive impact on many children and their parents from Morehead St to ImaginOn.
Richard John
July 10, 2013
I was stunned to learn this morning of Alan's passing.....it had been over 20 years since I last saw him strolling the halls of the Rowe Arts Building at UNC Charlotte, but I remember him well. Rest in peace.
Virlanda Miller
July 10, 2013
He was at his best working with young people - from the crazed Bill Sykes in "Oliver" to the crazy old woman in "Christmas Story." Out of the stage character, a very sweet man, who was incredibly caring for my son when he started at CT at age 6. Rest easy, Alan.
Michael Kennedy
July 10, 2013
You are a memorable man, Alan Poindexter, with visions and accomplishments of amazing value. You will be missed.
Marnie Poirier
July 10, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. The Charlotte Arts Community has lost a wonderful person and advocate of/for theater. I remember when the Children's Theater was at the small cramped space on Morehead. Regardless, wonderful productions were presented. When I went to see "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (at ImaginOn) I was totally transported to the magical land of Narnia thanks to Mr. Poindexter's artistic genius. RIP Mr. Poindexter, the arts community has truly lost a visionary, an advocate, and a wonderful person.
Marcia Stager
July 10, 2013
I'll remember fondly the nice chats I had with Alan whether at an event, a party, or just around town. He truly loved theater and gave his audiences his best, whether playing on stage or directing. I pray flights of angels guide him to eternal bliss.
Chris Collins
July 10, 2013
Alan, to me your name is synonomous with artistic integrity and passion for your craft. My respect for you knows no end. Your legacy will live long. Peace...
Michael Patch
July 10, 2013
Had not seen him for a very long time but always remembered him as a very talented performer.Rest In Peace...
Todd Coates
July 10, 2013
I went to college with him. A great talent. Rest in Peace
July 10, 2013
Alex was such a wonderful man and great director of the Children's Theatre. He will truly be missed. Sonja Nichols, WIF
Sonja Nichols
July 10, 2013
My condolences. I was a huge fan of his work onstage. The theater world has lost a great artist.
Glenn Hutchinson
July 10, 2013
Alan, as a parent of a young person who is taking the experiences afforded him as a teenager, at Children's Theater, and forming it into a profession, Thank You!
Jody Briner
July 10, 2013
Truly a great loss of a talented soul
July 10, 2013
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