Willard Matthew Joyner

August 24, 1926March 3, 2018

Willard M. Joyner

Charleston, SC (formerly of Screven County) – Long time Charleston business man, Willard Matthew Joyner, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was 91 years old. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, in Charleston, SC, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Double Heads Baptist Church, Sylvania, GA at 12:00 noon. with Rev. Alfred Smith, Sr. officiating. He will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, for anyone who would like to visit with the family during this time. Burial following at the church cemetery.

Mr. Joyner was a U. S. Army WWII Veteran, having served from 1944 to 1946. He was a graduate of Armstrong State and served his community in Rincon, GA. He went on to become president and co-owner of Joyner-Black Inc, partnered with Robert F. Black in a successful millwork, cabinetry and hardware business that subcontracted many commercial contracts across the Lowcountry and the State of South Carolina, since 1975. Mr. Joyner retired in 2007 at the age of 81. Mr. Joyner's hobby, since a very early age, was working with his hands and it continued until his death.

Mr. Joyner was also an active member of Pinecrest Baptist Church and was a past member of Rutledge Memorial, Northbridge and St. Andrews Baptist Churches where he served as Deacon in each. He also held other positions and was a diligent servant to his church, doing whatever was needed. He was also active in the Charleston community and a member of SCV Camp 4. Mr. Joyner was born August 24, 1926 in Sylvania Georgia. He was the son of Boney Matthew and Bertie Peavey Joyner. He was married to the late Dorothy Nease Joyner for 63 1/2 years. He was the youngest of seven children and was predeceased by a brother William and his sisters Carlene Joyner Anderson, Eunice Joyner Clayton, Dahlia Joyner Jenkins and Gladys Joyner Dickey and is survived by his 100 year old sister, Myrtle Joyner Jenkins.

He is also survived by his three sons, Gregory Wayne Joyner and his wife Carol Douglas Joyner, and their daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Bruce Allen Redick of Summerville, Brian Keith Joyner and his fiancé Deborah Wolff and his son Dalton Riera from Charleston, SC, Curtis Matthew Joyner and Jill Hucks Joyner and their children, Matthew Ray and Kendall Lynn Joyner. Mr. Joyner also had two great-granddaughters Amy Caroline and Lily Margaret Redick and many loving nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Staff of Home Care Services for their kind and devoted care. Also the family would like to thank Dora Johnson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 1285 Ashley Hall Road, Charleston, SC 29407.

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all local arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Burial Following At Saturday, March 17, 2018

Willard Matthew Joyner

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