AHOSKIE – William Harrison ‘Billy’ Joyner, age 86, of Hwy 561, died Sunday, September 02, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
Mr. Joyner was born in Hertford County on March 14, 1926, a son of the late Ruth Britton and William Thomas Joyner. He was a member of St. Johns Baptist Church. Billy was very proud that he a navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater on the USS Adams and the USS Quick.
In 1950, he married his sweetheart, Marian Bodiford Joyner, and started his family and business. Marian predeceased him in 2006. He was a business man in Ahoskie for many years being owner and operator of Joyner’s TV Service and later Radio Shack, until his retirement.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Judy J. Perry and husband, Pat, of Ahoskie, NC; his sons, Freddy Joyner and wife, Hilda of Clayton, NC, Al Joyner and wife, Jackie of Lake Lure, NC, and Gary Joyner of Gatesville, NC; his grandchildren, Jesse Sumner and wife, Leigh, Ashton S. Weller and husband, Brian, Matt Joyner, Victoria J. Wiley and husband, Justin, Will Joyner and Lee Joyner; and great grandchildren, Katelyn Sumner, Brett Sumner, Bailey Sumner, Madison Weller, Caroline Wiley, Addison Wiley and Kamdyn Wiley. He is also survived by a sister, Eloise Belch of Ahoskie, NC; and five brothers, Eugene Joyner of Richmond, VA, Jimmy Joyner of Hampton, VA, Julian Joyner, Hunter Joyner and Roy Joyner, all of Ahoskie, NC.
A celebration of life service will be conducted on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at St. Johns Baptist Church, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Garry Medford officiating. Burial will follow in Job Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Gary B. Joyner Medical Assistance Fund.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.