He was employed at General Motors in Flint Michigan as a supervisor until his retirement.
Lelan was united in marriage to the former Helen M. Tuggle in Piggott, Arkansas. There were three children born to this union.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Pointer, and his mother, Ginger Pointer, one brother, Don Pointer and one granddaughter.
Lelan is survived by his wife Helen Pointer of the home in Swartz Creek, Michigan. He is also survived by one son, Steve Pointer, of Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Brenda Liebengood and Trisha Pointer, both of the home; one brother, Myrl Pointer of Flint, Texas; one sister, Willetta Klineschmidt of Festus, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kirk Liebengood stationed in Iraq with the U.S. Army and Krista Empie of Mason, Michigan, by two great-grandchildren, Michael Empie and Jaycee Empie.
Memorial service arrangements are incomplete, but will be conducted in Swartz Creek, Michigan at a later time. Local arrangements are being made by Watkins Funeral Home of Dexter, Missouri.