Claibourne Poindexter, Jr. ’80

Claibourne Worth Poindexter, Jr. died on January 7, 2021 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Greensboro, NC on July 11, 1958 to Emma Mills Poindexter and Dr. Claibourne Worth Poindexter.

After attending Irving Park Elementary School, he was one of the original students of the Greensboro Day School where he graduated in 1976. He attended Davidson College and graduated with a BA in economics in 1980.

The majority of his professional life was spent in the Executive Search field in partnership with his brother Cabell. He considered it the “best job in the world”-making a living while making a difference in people’s lives and helping clients achieve their business goals.

An avid fisherman and sportsman, he considered his lifelong hobby as “committing random acts of kindness” and doing things for other people, something that he always considered having learned from his father.

He is survived by one son, Claibourne Worth Poindexter III of New York City and three brothers Cabell Mills Poindexter, Charles Cleveau Poindexter II together with his wife Pam Poindexter, and Christian Taylor Johnston Poindexter. In addition, he has five nieces and nephews, Cabell Mills Poindexter Jr., Charles Cleveau Poindexter III, Emma Louise Poindexter, Alexandra Worth Poindexter and Matthew Wojciechowski.

Along the way, he accumulated many friends that he loved and considered family. He wanted to thank and the family wishes to thank everyone involved in his treatment and care-both at Moses Cone in Greensboro, NC and Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Freedom House in Greensboro, NC. The mission of the organization was dear to his heart and he very much wanted to see them realize the first phase of their amazing facility.

Lastly, he felt the best way to honor him was to share a kind word or a smile with a stranger. He always felt that you would never know what a difference it might make.

At a later date, there will be a celebration of his life. The location, date and time will be determined by family in the coming months. He will live in our hearts forever.

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