Jerry Thomas Joyner

Published 8:43 pm Thursday, October 16, 2008

Name: Jerry Thomas Joyner

Occupation and title: Industrial sandblaster and painter

What’s the best part of your day? Coming home off the job

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Be a professional fisherman

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? 100 years of family tradition

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? On an off-shore boat drinking Corona and fishing for mahi mahi

Favorite food: Spaghetti and meat sauce

Favorite weekend destination: Kiptopeke State Park

Favorite colorS: yellow, gray, blue

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To live right, work hard and enjoy the little things

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: Only two people know my age

What’s your hobby? Fishing, and boating

What gives you the blues? Having to come in from a great fishing day

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Everything I do

What’s your best childhood memory? Playing around Sedley when I was a kid

Tell us one true thing: I love watching the news.

What frightens you most? Running out of work

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? North Carolina because of the relaxed environment

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Ronald Reagan

What last brought tears to your eyes? Getting six staples in my head

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Jimmy Buffet

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately: “The World’s Fastest Indian”

What’s the last book you read? The Bible

To whom are you grateful and why? My mother, for raising me right