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Gordon Joyner Sr.

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PEORIA - Gordon W. Joyner Sr., age 92, of Peoria passed away at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his residence.

He was born May 4, 1920, in Peoria to Louis P. and Alice (Cavallo) Joyner. He married Helen Clayton in July 1945 in Cape Cod, Mass. She passed away July 28, 2003, in Peoria.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Warren.

Survivors include one daughter, Lesley (Tim) Keenan of West Peoria; one son, Gordon W. (Patti) Joyner II of Springfield; one granddaughter, Clayton Joyner of Springfield; and one grandson, Michael Joyner of Springfield.

Gordon graduated from Bradley University in 1952. He was a highly decorated Army World War II veteran, receiving the Bronze Star.

Following his time in the military, Gordon worked in radio for several stations in the Peoria area. He also was the sports director for WEEK TV from 1963 until 1973.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Peoria.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at St. Paul's Cathedral. A visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be made St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.

Please view Gordon's obituary at

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 3, 2013
Gordon W. Joyner
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