Sue Poyntz Williams
Tuesday 29th of December 1936 - Friday 11th of September 2020
Sue Poyntz Williams, wife of Roger Williams III, resident of Vero Beach, FL and Cashiers, NC and formerly of Lexington, KY died September 11, 2020 in Vero Beach. She was born Dec. 29, 1936 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Dorothea Boyd Poyntz and William Lawrence Poyntz.
Her father, a graduate of the University of Kentucky Engineering School, was on the first UK championship basketball team, on which he lettered 1921-1924. His business promotions moved the family to Scarsdale, NY and Detroit, MI, where Sue attended grade school and high school.
She then chose to return to UK for her college years. There she received her B.A. and M.A. in history and education. She did her teaching at Lafayette Jr. and Tates Creek Jr. and retired in 1971. She was active in equine activities during the 1950s and 1960s, participating in show jumping, polo, hunting and for several years was the parade marshal at the Lexington Trotting Track. In 1969, she married Roger and they were members of the Idle Hour Country Club, the Keeneland Club, the Lexington Yacht Club, and the Lexington Club. In the 1980s, they spent their winters on their boat at the Key Largo Angler’s Club and the Ocean Reef Club.
In 1992, they moved to Vero Beach, FL for the winters and spent summers in Cashiers, NC. Sue always had schnauzer dogs, miniature and standard, and usually a cat was part of her family. She was also an avid tennis player. Her last years were spent at the Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club and the Cedar Creek Racquet Club.
From childhood on, she was active in supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind. In later years, she took up the cause of the Marine Semper Fi Fund for wounded Marines. These two causes will proudly be her legacy. A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Kevin & Liz Englishsays
What a tremendous loss. Sue was a good friend and our next door neighbor. We have such fond memories. Even our Labrador Tucker and their miniature schnauzer Cyrus were buddies and would meet at the backyard fence almost every afternoon. Sue, may you Rest In Peace.....and Roger, you have our most heartfelt condolences.
I was very surprised to read about Sue’s passing. She was a unique woman with a heart of gold. Sue will be missed. My sincere sympathy to Roger.
Sue always made me feel appreciated and always greeted me with a hug. She loved to hear about my Cop stories. I will miss her genuine interest and compassion for others...Great lady..
Sue, It was a long struggle but now you are at peace. Tammy will take good care of Roger for you. Perhaps you will meet up with Harry and you both can challenge the other be it in tennis , not, or daily news happenings. He enjoyed sparing with you.
Paul E. Learysays
Louise and I will miss Sue and Rogers parties and visiting their home. Sue for sure kept you on your best behavior. Not afraid to give you a tongue lashing if needed, and since I was a consistent recipient of those, I would say I needed them!. Bless Sue, and she was always someone who was a "rules" person, and her and Roger were always a "team" socially, in the Fitness center, and in their life.
Mary Ann cashionsays
Sue was a really special person and we too will miss her,especially. around the tennis courts. ❤️Mary Ann and John