William Augustus Pointer, “Bill”, of Kansas City, Mo., died in his home on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. He was 87. Bill was born Aug. 21, 1929, to Genevieve (Packwood) Pointer and Gus Pointer in Osawatomie, Kan. He was the youngest of three children. His family later moved to Kansas City, Mo., and he graduated from De LaSalle Academy.
Bill married the love of his life, Mary Jane, on Nov. 16, 1957. They built a life together in Kansas City, Mo., with their two sons, Bill and Rob. In his younger years, he was an avid hockey player and ice skating performer at the Pla-Mor Ice Arena.
Bill spent many afternoons of his retirement playing with dogs at local parks. He also enjoyed road trips, listening to piano music, and pulling good-natured pranks on friends and family. He was a 50-year member of Pipefitters Local 533.
Bill is survived by son Bill Pointer of Kansas City, Mo.; son Rob Pointer of Kansas City, Mo.; granddaughters Kathleen, Allison and Mollie Pointer; sister Helena (Pointer) Davis and brother-in-law Michael Davis; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and other extended family. His wife Mary Jane (Payne) Pointer, his parents, and his sister Elinor (Pointer) Martin preceded him in death.
The visitation begins at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Cure’ of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS. A rosary will be said at 12:45 p.m. Mass begins at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Catholic Community Hospice and the American Heart Association. Assistance: Funeral Advocates