How did Carnis Poindexter Die?
Carnis Poindexter, who was a tennis legend died on 28 September 2022 at the age of 84 according to Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home and Crematory. He taught young African American students the art of tennis.
What is Carnis Poindexter’s Cause of Death?
His death reason has not been revealed yet. He was born and raised in Roanoke. In 1956, he started playing tennis in his senior year. Arkansas AM&N to he achieved a scholarship called the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
In Roanoke, he won 14 tournaments including the first integrated tennis tournament. Before, he returned to Roanoke and competed in local tournaments.
Surprised local media is basically ignoring last week’s passing of Carnis Poindexter. We called him “Mr. P.” at Patrick Henry High, and he was an incredible teacher as well as a groundbreaking tennis player for African Americans in Roanoke. Come on, @roanoketimes and @WDBJ7.
— Sammy Oakey (@fabfourfan) September 28, 2022
In 1996, he started teaching and coaching at Patrick Henry High School and retired. He inspired lots of African American students who followed in his footsteps, during his time as a tennis coach.
At Rivers Edge Park in Poindexter’s honor in 2018, the City of Roanoke renamed the tennis courts.
Who is Carnis Poindexter?
His real name is Carnis L. Poindexter. He was born on 27 August 1938 in Roanoke, Virginia. As a child, he worked at both Greater Mount Zion Baptist and First Baptist Sunday school and church. In 1959, he won the (ATA) National Inter-Collegiate Singles Championship and in 1960, he was a single and doubles finalist in the Southwest Athletic Conference.
Roanoke tennis legend Carnis Poindexter gets special honor https://t.co/BLuIHvttRL R.I.P. Coach P. Here’s my story on Coach Poindexter having the tennis courts at River’s Edge dedicated in his name back in May 2018. @WFXRsports @WFXRnews @RoanokeSchools
— Jermaine Ferrell (@JermaineFerrell) September 28, 2022
During his senior year in 1961, culminated with winning the (ATA) National Inter-Collegiate Tournament. In 64, His first teaching job was at Burley High School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and where he started 1965 Burley’s first tennis team.