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Gary K. Joyner

1957 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gary K. Joyner Obituary
Gary K. Joyner

April 22, 1957 - August 8, 2016


Gary K. Joyner, 59, of Raleigh died of a sudden illness August 8, 2016. He was born April 22, 1957 a son of the late George A Joyner and the late Marjorie B Joyner.

Gary grew up on a small tobacco farm in the Sandy Cross Community near Nashville NC. He was elected VP of State FFA upon graduation from Southern Nash High School. He attended North Carolina State University, Graduated Sigma Phi-Epsilon from UNC Chapel Hill and completed his law degree at Wake Forest University. Upon graduation from law school, Gary moved to Raleigh NC and began his career with Bailey & Dixon, LLP. He was one of the founding members of the Raleigh office of Petree, Stockton and Robinson, currently Kilpatrick Townsend. Upon his death he was managing partner of the Raleigh office. He is a past Chair of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. Gary was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law in 2016 and the nine years immediately preceding. He is listed in the 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate Law and was named a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for Real Estate by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2006. He has also been honored in Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" as one of North Carolina's top real estate attorneys and listed on three occasions to Business Leader's "Impact 100" list. Gary received the Business Leader of the Year Award from Business Leader for large law firms in 2011. Gary was named one of the "Triangle's Most Influential Business Leaders" by Triangle Business Journal in 2012 and current Board member of Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, where he also served as Past President. Gary truly enjoyed people, business and seeing opportunities increase for his community.

Gary will be remembered for his love of God, family, friends all things UNC. He grew up as a member of Sandy Cross United Methodist Church singing in a gospel quartet and continued singing in the quartet as recently as May 2016. Upon his arrival to Wake County, Gary became a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, where he has remained a member there for over 25 years.

He leaves behind daughters Rachel Elizabeth Joyner and Laura Allison Joyner and special friend Jackie Stocks, siblings: Sandra Manning (Gary), Phyllis Cecchini, Morris Joyner, Thomas Joyner (Melissa) and Angela Holley (Mark) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The Family would like to express their gratitude for the kind and loving care received on the 6th floor MICU 6 East of Duke Medical Pavilion. We will be eternally grateful and appreciate the entire staff's compassion and willingness to care for Gary and his family.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 11, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens 2800 Nash St NW, Wilson, NC 27896

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at White Memorial Presbyterian Church 1704 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608. The family will receive following the service in the Picard Hall. Interment will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to of North Carolina. P.O. Box 27895. Raleigh, NC 27611-7985 or to the Boys and Girls Club by visiting their site www.donate.bgca.org

Arrangements are under the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC 27605

Published in The News & Observer on Aug. 10, 2016
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