Dennis John Pointer of Newport News passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Riverside Hospital. An Army Veteran, John, or “DJ” also served his community as a Newport News Police Officer for 32 years. During his time with Newport News, he served as an instructor on multiple subjects of the department, as well as worked closely with the Police Benevolent Association as the chapter President for 12 years. John was known for his honest, forthright, and dedicated leadership.
John was preceded in death by his mother Julia, brother Robert, and father Eugene. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Amy Pointer; daughters Heather (Robert Stone) and Taylor (Devin Bowen); two grandsons John and Braylon; brother Gene of Newport News; sisters Gwen (Neala McLellon) of Yorktown and Pam Muncy of Kentucky; nephews Adam and Allen Muncy also of Kentucky; in-laws Paula and Wilton Jordan; sister-in-law Cindy Jordan (children: Justin, Haley, and Riley); brother-in-law Michael Jordan (wife: Erica, children: Caleb, Alyssa, Brendan, Meghan).
The family extends their enormous love and gratitude to Gwen for her support during this difficult time, as well as to Officers Sgt. X.O. Falero, Lt. Matthew Johnson, and MPO Jeffrey Wright. John’s career introduced us to a family like no other and for that, we will always be grateful.
The family will receive friends and well-wishers from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held in his honor at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the funeral home, with the burial taking place at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Cemetery, in Suffolk.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Police Benevolent Foundation.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.