Joel D. Voyles
CHINA GROVE - Joel Dean Voyles, 60, of Saw Road, China Grove, died on Oct. 28, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.
Joel was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Hugh Lee Voyles and the late Ruth Bost Voyles.
He was a veteran of the United States Marines proudly serving during the Vietnam War
. He was a truck driver for 40 years with a number of companies but most recently with Jevic Transportation, Oakley Transportation and last with Snyder Transportation.
Joel had a strong passion his grandchildren who called him "Papa Joe," and for the Golf Course.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Childers Voyles of the home; one son, Joseph Voyles (Angie) of Kannapolis; two daughters, Angela Carrillo (Daniel) of Palm Bay, Fla., Amy Griffin (Chris) of China Grove; four stepdaughters, Deana Honeycutt (Rodney) of Kannapolis, Susan Hamlett (Ralph) of Canton, Robin Smith (Rodney) and Penny Manus (Jason), both of China Grove; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Tommy Voyles (Janet) and Jimmy Voyles (Libby); two sisters, Betty Blackmon (Jimmy) and Cathy Tocciola.
Service and Visitation: The funeral service for Mr. Voyles will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Howard and Rev. Mike Edwards. Burial will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday before the service.
The family would like to remember the staff of Intermediate Care at NorthEast Medical Center for the compassion and care they showed to Joe and his family during his stay at NorthEast.
Memorials: May be made to Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 909, P.O. Box 1724, Concord, NC 27926-1724.
Online condolences can be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com