Truman Joyner

Published 12:05 pm Thursday, April 5, 2012

EDENTON, N.C.-Clarence Truman Joyner, 92, of Paradise Road, and a former resident of both Belvidere, NC and Franklin, VA, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Vidant Chowan Hospital.
Mr. Joyner was born in Norfolk, VA and was the son of the late Clarence Haywood and Grace Truman Stephenson Joyner. A retired Automotive Transportation Specialist from Naval Air Station Norfolk, he was a civil service employee for nearly 30 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he had served in the European African Middle Eastern Theater, and was most proud of his service under Gen. George S. Patton. A life-long Baptist, Mr. Joyner was active and served as a deacon in churches located in the communities in which he lived, and most recently was a faithful member of Ballard’s Bridge Baptist Church in Tyner. A former member of both the Creeds Ruritan Club and the Aragona Moose Lodge #1198 in Virginia Beach, he also may be remembered for his part-time employment at Byrum’s Hardware Company in Edenton during his retirement years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Trudy J. Vosch.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth “Peggy” Vellines Joyner; a daughter, Deborah J. Siano and husband William of Tyner; two sons, Ron Joyner, Sr. and wife Judy of Virginia Beach and David Joyner and wife Joyce of Franklin; 11 grandchildren, Donna Snow (Nolan) and Gina Wolfe (Russ), both of Missoula, MT, Linda Smith (Ron) of West Jordan, UT, Ron Joyner, Jr. (Dawn) of Belvidere, Theresa Shuck (Mike), Billy Joyner, and Stephanie Joyner, all of Virginia Beach, Jason Joyner (Dianne) of Franklin, Anthony Siano (Bonnie) of Youngsville, NC, Angela Siano Noel (Marc) of Quincy, WA, and Joseph Siano (Dana) of Chesterfield, VA; 22 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA and will be officiated by the Rev. Howard Vinson. Friends may join the family Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton.
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