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Gordon Terman Joyner
GRANDY- Gordon Terman Joyner, 88 died in Barco Monday November, 29 2010 after a brief battle with illness. Gordon was born August 15, 1922 in Richmond and was the son of the late Henning Joyner and Nellie Story Joyner. Gordon was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Nina Marshall Joyner, his sister Helen Wooten, and his two brothers Oliver Joyner and Gerald Joyner.
Gordon was a lifelong resident of Norfolk. After highschool, Gordon enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country bravely in both World War II and Korea. Following his years of Navy service, Gordon went on to enlist in the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War era. He eventually retired from the Air Force concluding a distinguished 32 year career in the US Armed Forces.
Enjoying good health and vitality, Gordon spent several years working in the shipyards in Norfolk as a crane operator, and later was employed with Pinkerton Security Company for many years as a security officer. Following his retirement from Pinkerton, Gordon retired to Grandy to care for his sister Helen. Gordon cherished his time in North Carolina , spending time with family, and making numerous friends in the throughout the Grandy community.
Surviving Gordon Joyner are his two sons Kirk Joyner of South Carolina, and Robert Brown and wife Bunny of West Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews – including his nephew and devoted caregiver Gordon “Donnie” Wooten of Jarvisburg, and a host of former colleagues, co-workers, and dear friends.
In accordance with Gordon’s wishes, there will be no services and inturnment will be private in West Virginia. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Gordon’s honor may do so in care of the Disabled American Vets. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line registry at www.gallopfuneralservices.com . Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head,
was entrusted with arrangements.