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Douglas M. Joyner

Norfolk - Douglas Mercer Joyner, Sr. , 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was born in Portsmouth to Thaddeus F. and Agnes H Joyner. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy Shomo Joyner and his two brothers and sister.

He is survived by his children, Mercer Joyner and his wife, Diane, of Chester, VA, Bryan Joyner and his wife, Jennifer, of Charlotte, NC and Hunter Joyner Schoenfeld and her husband, Dick, of Bethesda, MD; grandchildren, Melanie Joyner of Las Vegas, NV, Richard Schoenfeld of New York, NY, Grey Joyner of Atlanta, GA and Lawson Joyner of Charlotte, Christina Joyner of Chester and Anne Mercer Schoenfeld of Bethesda; brothers/sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Shomo and Joe Shomo of Staunton, VA; nieces, Paulette Avery of Moraga, CA, Lynn Cole of Danville, CA, Sally Holloman of VA Beach, Barbara Capps of Houston, TX and Tamera Mason of Staunton; nephews, David Joyner of VA Beach, Scott Shomo and Chad Shomo of Staunton.

Doug was a graduate of Cradock High School and the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Lawn Society, Cornerstone Society, Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni, Virginia Student Aid Foundation and a life member of the Alumni Association. He and Peggy established a Jefferson Scholars Program Scholarship in honor of their family. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and participated in the invasion of Leyte and the D-Day invasion of Mindanao. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Medal with two stars and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

He was a member of Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church and a former member of Trinity Episcopal and St. Christopher's Episcopal Churches, the Portsmouth Assembly, Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club and the Harbor Club. He was a V.P. of Colonial Chevrolet Corporation where he worked for 35 years.

Doug was an avid tennis player and golfer. He and Peggy particularly enjoyed socializing with their wonderful Couples Club friends over 60 great years.

A memorial service will be held at Christ and St. Luke's Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2. A reception will immediately follow at Harbor's Edge. Inurnment with Military Honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Arrangements are with H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The Up Center, 222 W. 19th Street, Norfolk 23517 http://theupcenter.org/ . Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 30, 2014
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