A special account in Memory of Mrs Vivian Poythress, wife of BG (Ret) Carl Poythress, Jr. has been established by the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. with contributions from members of the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Savannah, GA to help the soldiers and airmen of the Georgia National Guard facing financial hardships.
Vivian Fay Poythress (1938 – 2017)
Vivian Fay Poythress died late Thursday night, May 18, 2017 at Candler Hospital after a long illness. Vivian was born August 31, 1938 in Rio Grande City, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clemente de la Fuente and Floriene Cooper de la Fuente. Also by her oldest daughter, Sandra Poythress Harvey. At an early age, she and her parents moved to McAllen, Texas. It was while she was living in McAllen, her older sister, Pat, arranged a blind date for Vivian with a young Second Lieutenant, Carl Poythress who was attending Navigator Training at Harlingen AFB, Texas. It was love at first sight and when Carl graduated and was transferred to Charleston AFB, S.C., Vivian and Carl were married at the Charleston AFB Chapel on Nov. 2, 1957. After Carl was released from active duty, they moved to Savannah, GA in December, 1960. Because of their desire to be on the water, in March, 1967 they built their future and lifelong home on Betz Creek, Wilmington Island. Vivian loved shopping, fishing and boating, especially cruising with Carl in their boat nearly every year to St. Augustine, Fla. for several days as well as taking weekend trips to Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C. They also cruised to the Bahamas and to Key West Fla. Vivian was also an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church, looking forward each Sunday morning to see her wonderful friends at the eight o’clock service. She is survived by her husband BG (Ret) Carl C. Poythress, Jr, her daughter Kimberly Garcia (Angel) and grandson Angel Garcia III. Also, her sisters Patricia Kristek (Bob) of McAllen, Texas, and Frances Russell of San Antonio, Texas, as well as a brother Mike Mason (Gloria) of San Antonio, Texas. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, 21 May at 3 PM in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Reception to follow at 4 PM at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 590 Walthour Road, Savannah, GA. Remembrance: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 590 Walthour Road, Savannah, GA. 31410.
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 352-7200
Published in Savannah Morning News from May 20 to May 21, 2017