Elmer "E.L." Love Joiner

April 9, 1946December 15, 2018
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Elmer "EL" Love Joiner, age 72, of Macon, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Elmer was born April 9, 1946 to the late Virue Sears Joiner and the late Love Joiner in Axson, Georgia.

A Celebration of His Life will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Snow's Memorial Chapel, 3077 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, Georgia 31206. There will be a visitation immediately following the service.

Mr. Joiner was retired from the Macon Police Department as a fatality investigator. He was a member of New Elim Baptist Church and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Joiner served in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosemary Joiner; daughter, Becky Craig; brother, Herbert (Betty) Joiner; grandchildren, Logan (Travis) Jackson, Taylor Craig, Haley Craig; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Joiner was preceded in death by his son, Joey Joiner; four brothers; and one sister.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Joiner family.


  • Rosemary Joiner, Wife
  • Becky Craig, Daughter
  • Joey Joiner, Son
  • Herbert (Betty) Joiner, Brother
  • Logan (Travis) Jackson, Grandchild
  • Taylor Craig, Grandchild
  • Haley Craig, Grandchild
  • 4 brothers and 1 sister (deceased)


  • A Celebration of His Life Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • Visitation - Following the Service Saturday, December 22, 2018

Elmer "E.L." Love Joiner

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Robert Garza

December 23, 2018

Rest in Peace Sgt. Joiner. It was an Honor to have worked with you at Macon Police Dept.

Loretta Johnson

December 22, 2018

Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear about E L. I endearingly called him Papa Bear. He was such a kind and smart man. He gave me so much advice, encouragement just when I needed it. I'm so glad we kept in touch for as long as we did. I learned alot from him and am so glad he came to the farmers market to "babysit".

Brett Newman

December 19, 2018

Good evening Rosemary, so sport for your loss. This man was one of the smartest people in my 45 years of life that I had the privilege of coming to know. He taught me everything I know about accident reconstruction. He isin my opinion the best there will ever be. I have so much to say and it’s very unfortunate that I will be away this coming weekend. I will forever cheris the knowledge he passed on and compassion he shared for answering questions for those that sometime never feel they got an answer. I love this man and I’m sure gonna miss him in my heart. Rest In Peace my friend and I will see you on the other side. God bless this family and I love you all!

Marcia Brown

December 18, 2018

Rosemary, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. E. L.'s actions and ways were so much like my fathers. I enjoyed hearing all his stories while working with him at the Farmer's Market. He was funny and stubborn all at the same time. I miss those days tremendously. E. L. was loved by many and will be missed by even more. Marcia Brown. RIP my friend.

Dot Payne

December 17, 2018

What fun times we had working at the police academy together. We all had such fun scaring you with the canine units you were so afraid of them. We had many good laughs and good times with that wonderful group that we all worked with for so long you will never be forgotten E L. You were such a special friend