Roy Nelson Joyner

May 22, 1944 - June 25, 2016

05/22/1944 - 06/25/2016

Past Services

Wednesday June 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday June 30, 2016
Job Cemetery
Aulander, NC 27805
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Burial will follow the service.

Thursday June 30, 2016
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Don Polvadore will be officiating the service.

AHOSKIE, NC – Roy Nelson Joyner, age 72, of Ahoskie, passed away on June 25, 2016 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Roy was born on May 22, 1944 to the late William and Ruth Britton Joyner in the St. John area of Hertford County, NC. Roy worked as a television repairman for many years, starting out with his brother on Main Street, Ahoskie, with Joyner’s TV, before opening up a shop in Aulander known as Roy’s TV. His love of music gave him the ability to play most any instrument that was placed before him. As all of Roy’s family and friends knew, he loved to talk, he loved to laugh, and never met a stranger. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Roy also enjoyed fishing. His son-in-law, Tommy was his right hand man, would do anything he ask him to do for him, including giving him his insulin shot every day. He will be truly missed by all those that knew him.

Beside his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William “Billy” Joyner.

Roy is survived by his wife Angie, his daughter, Stefanie Joyner Horton and her husband Tommy and their children, Ashlyn Nicole and Noah Paul Horton, all of Ahoskie; his son, Daniel Nelson Joyner and his wife Caitlyn, and their children,  Callie Rebecca  and Carson Michael Joyner, all of High Point, NC; his first wife, Melba Phillips and her husband Mike of Burlington, NC, a sister, Eloise Belch of Ahoskie; four brothers, Eugene Joyner and his wife Mary of Richmond, VA, James “Jimmy”  Joyner and his wife Linda of Hampton, VA, Julian Joyner and his wife Blonnie of Ahoskie, and Hunter Joyner of Ahoskie. Also surviving are two step-daughters; Pam Collier and Amy Clements; a step-son, Julian Earl Odom. seven step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, His canine friends, Gracie and his favorite grand-dog, Chloe.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, from 7:00 until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home of his daughter, Stefanie Horton.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie Chapel, with Don Polvadore officiating. Burial will follow at Job Cemetery in Aulander, NC.

Due to the financial burden that this sudden death has brought the family, they request memorial contributions be made to the family to help with final expenses. For your convenience, contributions may be made by clicking here or you may visit then type Roy Joyner in the search bar.

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

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Carrie C. Carter
7 years ago


Carrie C. Carter
7 years ago


Kay and Ronald Edwards
7 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to all of Roy’s family. We grew up with him and his family in the little St. John community. He was fun to talk with as he had such a good memory of lots of things that happened in our younger years. He will be missed by many. Keep all the special memories close in your heart and he will remain close to you. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for all of you. God bless each of you.

Elizabeth Miller
7 years ago

Jim & Linda, with our deepest sympathy, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Buckroe Baptist Church Hampton, VA

Brinkley familey
7 years ago

So very sorry for you. Prays go out to you.

Larry Drew
7 years ago

Our sympathy and prayers for the family. God bless.

Shirley Williams
7 years ago

Stephanie sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a very nice man. I called on his services quite a few times . I see where you get your smile from. I never saw him when he wasn’t smiling. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time!

Rev. Paul Ange
7 years ago

Sis Stefane, so sorry to hear about dad. He was truly an unique and interesting man. Please know that Cindy and I will be praying for you and family during this time.

Juanita Manley
7 years ago

My condolences to the family.

Royce Blowe
7 years ago

Roy and I were good friends in our childhood and in high school. I particularly remember his guitar playing with Roy, Ronnie White, and me singing. Roy and I were less than a year apart in age. I am saddened by his passing and for all his family and friends. Rest in peace Roy Nelson Joyner.