Cromartie - Miller Funerals & Cremations

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Delano "Del" John Joyner

April 17, 1978June 19, 2020

Benson, NC

Delano “Del” John Joyner, age 42 of Benson, died on Friday, June 19, 2020 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Del was born on April 17, 1978 in Lima, Ohio the son of the late Larry Frederick Joyner, Sr. Del was a truck driver. He loved his family and was very close to his nieces and nephews, he loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. He played the Guitar by ear and enjoyed cooking trying new dishes. One of his favorite times of the day was drinking his coffee on the porch in the mornings with his brother’s dogs Star & Scooter. They were side kicks in the morning. He is survived by his brothers: Larry F. Joyner, Jr. & (wife) Linda and Travis Joyner & (wife) Beth both of Lima, Ohio John G. Joyner & (wife) Lisa of Benson, NC Sisters: Audrey Lawrence & Mike of Tipp City, Ohio; and Eileen Joyner Barefoot & (husband) Ronnie of Lillington, NC. Nieces: Laylah Grayce Barefoot, Kylee Joyner, Melisa Barefoot, Abigayle Joyner, Heather Joyner and Gwen Joyner Nephews: Blake Joyner, Logan Joyner, Hayden Joyner, Johnathan Wood, Jordan Joyner, Hunter Joyner, Ronnie Barefoot, Jr., Stephen Lawrence Girlfriend: Kathryn Dean The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn. And at other times at the home of John & Lisa Joyner, 493 Dragstrip Rd., Benson, NC.

Flowers are welcomed but memorial may be made to: NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Va, 22030. Website donations can be made to home.nra.org

A Service of Cromartie Miller Funeral Home of Dunn NC


  • Larry Frederick Joyner, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Larry F. Joyner, Jr. and wife Linda, Brother
  • Travis Joyner and wife Beth, Brother
  • John G. Joyner and wife Lisa, Brother
  • Audrey Lawrence, Sister
  • Eileen Joyner Barefoot and husband Ronnie, Sister
  • Laylah Grayce Barefoot, Niece
  • Kylee Joyner, Niece
  • Melisa Barefoot, Niece
  • Abigayle Joyner, Niece
  • Heather Joyner, Niece
  • Gwen Joyner, Niece
  • Blake Joyner, Nephew
  • Logan Joyner, Nephew
  • Hayden Joyner, Nephew
  • Johnathan Wood, Nephew
  • Jordan Joyner, Nephew
  • Hunter Joyner, Nephew
  • Ronnie Barefoot, Jr., Nephew
  • Stephen Lawrence, Nephew
  • Kathryn Dean, Girlfriend



  • Receiving Of Friends

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


  • Receiving Of Friends


Delano "Del" John Joyner

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Marc & Dianne Davis

June 23, 2020

LIKE A SON. This is what comes to mind when I think of Del. Each phone call started
With " what's ya doing Old Timer" . Del and I met at Southern AG, where we became
instant friends. In 2016 when I met Dianne
He fit right into the " family". He became an instant welcomed guest any night for dinner. He became a fan of Diannes cooking. He would take over grill duty
anytime she allowed it. He loved our furry
Children and they loved Del. He would stay
In his bedroom whenever we needed him to watch the pups. Del would send video's
Of the " cute things " he thought we'd enjoy seeing. Del touched our hearts just as he
touched everyone he met. His wit was never ending. His compliments would make you feel Special. Our LOVE for Del will always be in our hearts. Rest in Peace Dear
Friend. We love you.
Marc and Dianne

billie mcclain

June 23, 2020

I remember the first time I met him. It was at Milestone Diner . I was his server . Very sweet and lovable person. Was always nice . Always ordering his sweet tea. He will be dearly missed. He will always be remembered. My prayers and love to the family for their loss of a dear sweet brother , uncle , son , brother-in-law and friend.

Kathryn Austin

June 23, 2020

My sincere condolences for the entire family at this time. Del was such a nice man. Eileen, please know I recall the stories you have shared about Del and I recall the love you had for him. I love you and I am here for you, whenever you need.

Nettie Summa

June 22, 2020

I remember Delano always having a smile. Our grandmother loved him so much. I bet there is quite a reunion happening . My deepest sympathy for his family.

Nettie Summa

Rebecca S

June 22, 2020

You had my heart from the moment you leaned over and pointed to the bible verse "Love Never Fails", when were just teenagers. 25 years later and I can honestly say that you are still my best friend. And although we had both moved on, you were always a phone call away. Rest in peace Del. Your heart is not twisted anymore.

Savanna Cox

June 22, 2020

I just can’t believe this happened I wish I could of said goodbye to you love you Del ❤️

Zelda Roy

June 22, 2020

Del you were my best friend, and truly a angel here on earth that cared about everyone. I'm so glad you came into my life 4 years ago. I'll never forget that day lol. We had the most fun and I enjoyed our waffle house breakfasts on rainy days and working together all the time. Thank you for being there for me and Wyatt. We truly miss you deeply but I know your in a better place ❤

Katherine Smith

June 22, 2020

Del was an angel here on earth. He came into my and my daughter life in some of my darkest time but his light shined so bright and helped me through it. He taught me to truly enjoy my life and I am not worthless and weak but I'm strong and have a lot of worth. He had the most generous heart and would do anything for the ones he cares about as long as it was in his power. Fly high with those wings