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Donald V. Joyner


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Donald V. Joyner Obituary
Donald V. Joyner, 88, a native of Newport News and Poquoson resident for 45 years, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018. He worked for Newport News Shipbuilding as a supervisor in the Sheet Metal Dept., retiring in 1991 after 44 years of service; was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher; and was a youth sports coach. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond H. and Gertrude Joyner; sister, Emma Schultz; and brother, Dr. R. Kenneth Joyner. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris M. Joyner; son, Donald R. Joyner (Debbie); daughters, Susan J. Floyd (Lennon) and Beth J. Sachs (Steve); grandchildren, Donald R. Joyner Jr., Katherine Benaway, Steven Shiel, Lydia Shiel, Samuel Sachs, Luke Sachs, and Gregory Sachs; great-grandchildren, Elise Benaway, Alexander Benaway, and one on the way; and a much loved extended family. A Celebration of Donald’s life will be held Thursday, May 3, at 3:00 PM led by Pastor Andrew Hoffman and Pastor Donald R. Joyner, immediately followed by a reception, all at Bethel Baptist Church, Tabb. Burial will be private. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. “Donald was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior.”
Published in Daily Press on May 2, 2018
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