William H. Joyner

September 1, 2012


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.

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Rober A Beale
11 years ago

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Billy Joyner to the extended Joyner family.

Allen Beale

11 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. There is a For Sure Hope. Jesus Christ boldly promised the resurrectiion hope. He said d not mare at this, the hour is comining in which al those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:21,28,29) Yes Jesus promised that millions now dead will live again on earth, and have the prospect of remaining forever under peaceful paradasaic conditions. (Luke 23:43, John 3:16, 17:3, Psalms 37:29, and Matthew 5:5. http://www.jw.org

Laura and Tim Ward
11 years ago


We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you and your family. May God be with you at this time.

Laura and Tim

Thelbert Brown
11 years ago

To the Joyner family:

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Joyner. He was a very nice man and he’ll be missed by all who knew him. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Your old friend from Menola.


Trish Carson
11 years ago

To Gary and family:

My thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of your father. Mr. Joyner was one of the nicest men I ever met, and I had the chance to visit with him a couple of times at his home when he did some TV work for me.

May your love and memories see you through this time of loss. God bless you.

Kristi M. Swain
11 years ago

It is with great sympathy and sorrow that I read this obituary for Mr. Joyner. He was an honest and well-respected business man in Ahoskie. I’ve known him and his family for about 20 years and am very sorry I was unable to come back home to pay my respects face to face. Gary, you are in my thoughts and prayers, as always. Judy and Pat, Al and Jackie and Freddie, please know I send my condolences and wish you many happy memories of your father.