Beards Funeral Chapel

855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-8551


Melvin Pointer

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Published: October 11, 2018

Melvin Pointer, 61, of Farmington, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at his home. He was born October 9, 1956 in Auburn, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorce and Naomi Nelson and a granddaughter, Madison Langley.

Melvin was a U.S. Navy veteran and a 2nd generation iron worker. Melvin enjoyed playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle with his grandkids and loved being "Papa."

He is survived by his wife, Sandi Copeland Pointer, of the home; son, Robert Pointer and wife, Carisa of Johnson; son, Richard Pointer of Johnson; daughter, Jessica Langley and husband, Ronald of Bella Vista; son, Jason Prather and wife, Theresa of Tulare, Calif.; son, Kasey Prather and wife, Karee of Tulare, Calif.; daughter, Lasie Prather of Farmington; 13 grandchildren, Robert Wade, Emalie Anne, Erika, Ariana, Noah, Abigail, Robert Clinton, Sara, Emily Grace, Thomas, Mason, Madeline and Kason; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Mason.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Beard's Chapel. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Farmington Cemetery with Pastor Roger Phillips officiating under the direction of Beard's Chapel. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.