THOMAS "TOMMY" EARL JOYNER, 63, of Whitney, TX
passed away on Oct. 20, 2007 at his residence, with
burial in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1944 in Dallas to John Lewis
and Willie Adell Freeman Joyner. He graduated from
Ranger High School in 1963 at Ranger, TX & received
a Bachelor of Business Degree from Tarleton State
Tommy served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam where
he received a Purple Heart. He is listed on the
Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Ranger, TX.
In Jan. of 1970, he married Patricia Bryan (RHS-
teacher). He lived in Mineral Wells for many years
before retiring to Whitney. He was preceded in
death by a sister, Dorothy Joyner Ryon (RHS-1956).
Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Whitney;
children, Waymon Joyner and wife, Tisha of Fort
Worth, Bryan Joyner and wife, Julie of Murphy,
John Joyner and wife, Sheila of Murphy; sister,
Joyce Joyner Jones (RHS-1961) of Santa Anna;
grandchildren, Sherry Joyner, Emily Joyner,
Madison Joyner, Macie Joyner, Sarah Joyner &
MOTHER: WILLIE FREEMAN JOYNER, 90, of Ranger, TX
passed away on Jan. 4, 2007 at her home, with
burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Mrs. Joyner was born on May 26, 1916 in Thurber,
TX to Earl Franklin and Julia Viola McCoy Freeman.
She grew up in Thurber and attended school in the
Jaybird Community and in Thurber. Mrs. Joyner
married John Lewis "Ralph" Joyner and he preceded
her in death in 1953. She lived most of her life
in Ranger and worked for Adams Grocery for 37 years
as a cashier. She was a member of the Second Baptist
Church in Ranger.
Mrs. Joyner was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, three brothers; two sisters & a daughter,
Dorothy Joyner Ryon (RHS-1956) in 1984. One brother,
Edward Freeman, was in the RHS Class of 1944.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Joyner was survived by:
a daughter, Joyce Jones (RHS-1961) of Santa Anna; a son,
Tommy Joyner (RHS-1963) of Whitney; her care giver,
Janice Young of Ranger; two sisters, Florene Throne
(RHS-1946) of Stephenville, & Betty Jo Freeman Ryan
(RHS-1950) of Weatherford; six grandsons and one
granddaughter; fourteen great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.