Joiner, Gordon Eugene 77, of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed away on February 3, 2014, in Dallas, Texas, after a courageous 26-month battle with brain cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in the Abbey Chapel of Restland, in Dallas. Burial at Restland will follow the memorial service. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 at Restland Funeral Home. Gordon was born on December 4, 1936, in Hereford, Texas to Early Eugene Joiner and Virgol Brumley Joiner. He was a 1955 graduate of Floydada (Texas) High School, where he excelled in sports and enjoyed the close friendship of Floydada classmates that he cherished his entire life. He attended Hardin-Simmons University and Texas Tech University, graduating from Texas Tech in 1960 with a degree in Business - Real Estate & Insurance. At Tech, he was a member of the ROTC and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and it was at Tech where he met Martha Jean Morton. Gordon and Martha Jean married on September 13, 1959. Gordon entered the United States Air Force following graduation, serving his country with distinction from 1960-1963. He settled in Dallas, working professionally in the insurance industry, real estate brokerage, residential new home construction, residential remodeling and commercial retail sales of building materials. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting and in his later years, working in his cabinet shop. Gordon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha Jean; sons Gordon Joiner, Jr. of Coppell and wife, Sharon, and Gary Joiner of Bulverde and wife, Karen, and granddaughter, Kate; mother-in-law Mildred Morton of Dallas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Patti Kramer of Plano; and nephews Charles Kramer of Plano and David Kramer of Fort Worth, and niece, Kathy Kramer of Plano. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the
. Special thanks to Seasons Hospice, Comfort Keepers, and Signature Pointe on the Lake for their outstanding care and comfort.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 7, 2014