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Michael Joyner Obituary
Michael Tyson Joyner, Sr. - SAVANNAH - Michael Tyson Joyner, Sr., 65, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away Friday evening, July 25, 2014, at St. Joseph/Candler Hospital from complications following a heart attack. He was born December 2, 1948 in Savannah, Georgia. He was the son of the late B. F. and Norma Joyner. He resided in Vidalia, Georgia for the past 14 years. Mike is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janice O'Neal Joyner of Vidalia; his children, Katherine Tyson Joyner of Savannah and Michael Tyson Joyner, Jr. and his wife Katherine Redding Joyner, of Savannah; his brother Richard Joyner and wife Peggy of Savannah; his nieces, Jessica Joyner Shaffer and husband Chris and Julie Joyner; mother-in-law, Mrs. Maxwell O'Neal of Vidalia and brother-in-Law, Dane O'Neal of Los Angeles, CA For the past 15 years, Mike has worked at the Utilities Protection Center, Inc. as the Liaison Director. This was a passion of his as well as educating excavators and utility members on the Georgia Dig Law. His contribution to 'Keeping Georgia Safe and Connected' will be missed. Prior to that he spent 20 years with the City of Savannah as the Director of Vehicle Maintenance. He is a Graduate of Savannah High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Armstrong State University and a Masters of Arts degree, ABD from Emory University both of which were in Political Science. He served as a part-time faculty member at Armstrong State University for three years and served as the President of the Alumni Association for two years. Mike was a Lifetime Member of the National American Public Works Association (APWA) where he served on the Education and Site Selection Committee. Most recently he served as the National Chairman of the Utility Public Right-of-Way Committee. He authored a book for APWA entitled Managing Public Fleets. In his contributions to the state of Georgia for APWA, he served in all capacities and was the Chapter Administrator. He was the co-founder of the joint APWA - UGA Certificate of Public Works Management Program. He was instrumental in establishing the Certified Public Works Management program that is now recognized as the model program for public works managers and department heads. He was recognized with the coveted William J. Humma award for meritorious service in the public works community. The family will receive friends and family from 6 until 8 pm on Wednesday, July 30th at Fox and Weeks, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, Ga 31406. The funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Fox and Weeks. Interment will take place in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made in his honor to the following charities; Reading is Fundamental, St. Jude Children's Hospital or a . Please sign our on line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News July 29, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News from July 27 to July 29, 2014
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