AHOSKIE, NC – Robert Barry Joyner, age 81, passed away on December 19, 2021 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro, NC.
Mr. Joyner was born In Aulander, NC, on June 24, 1940, the son of the late Lonnie Felix and Kitty Conner Joyner. Robert loved driving anything from his lawn mower to his semi-trucks and provided for his family by driving trucks for over 62 years, teaching each of his sons his trade and love for trucking. Robert enjoyed tinkering with just about anything and cooking on the grill, but his biggest joy was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a loving man with many friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Patricia Evelina Umphlett Joyner, three sons, Robert “Bobby” Darrell Joyner, and wife, Deanna of Ahoskie, NC, Douglas Barry Joyner and wife, Jackie of Ahoskie, NC, and Donnie Allen Joyner and fiancé Cathy of Harrellsville, NC, and her children, Jack Newbrough and Hannah Newbrough and boyfriend, Jason Ray of Trap, NC; a daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Joyner of Ahoskie, NC; grandchildren Bobby (Daisy) Joyner of Harrellsville, NC, Michael Joyner of Ahoskie, NC, Jason (Carolina) Conner of Largo, FL, Nicholas Joyner of Windsor, NC, Eli Campbell of Ahoskie, NC, Kanan Campbell of Ahoskie, NC; Kimberly (Gary) Outlaw of Millennium, NC, Brittiney (Matt) Pavlus of MI, Tessa Joyner (David – Fiancé) of Colerain, NC, Samantha Joyner (Dylan – Fiancé’) of Creswell, NC; Cameron Owens and Summer Owens of Lewiston, NC, and Kamari Campbell and Broklynn Campbell of Ahoskie, NC; great grandchildren, Andrew Joyner and Hannah Joyner of Ahoskie, NC, Trey Joyner of Millennium, NC, Bryce Pavlus of MN, Tiffiney Pavlus of MI, Ariel Cairl of Xenia, OH, Natalie Cairl of Houston, TX, Nathan Cairl of Austin, TX, and Chanler Davenport of Creswell, NC.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.
A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Open Arms Church, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Joe Lassiter and Rev. Raleigh Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Joyner family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.