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John Joyner (March 28, 1945 – May 30, 2024)

John Monroe Joyner, age 79, of Odenville, AL, passed away on May 30, 2024. Mr. Joyner was born on March 28, 1945 in Savannah, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents Mamie Taylor Shirah Joyner and John J.Joyner; brother, Herman Rudolph Shirah, Sr., and sister, Evelyn Joyner Finn.

Johannes Joyner
(March 28, 1945 – May 30, 2024)

John graduated from HV Jenkins High School in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from high school, John joined the United States Air Force and served as a Staff Sargent with the A&E Squadron in Columbus, MS from 1964-1968. After his release from the military, he settled in Birmingham, where he built a career in telecommunications, working at AT&T. After many years of service, John retired as Supervisor of the Birmingham, AT&T, Digital Data Center.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen Herrick Joyner; daughter, Teresa L. Joyner; son, Richard S. (Angela) Joyner; granddaughters, Savannah C. Joyner and Ashlynn C. Joyner; grandson, Brannon Ty Joyner; niece, Kimberly Shirah Fowler; nephew, Herman Rudolph “Rudy” Shirah, Jr.; niece, Beatrice Herrick DeSmidt; niece, Mary Herrick Tuggle; nephew, William J. Herrick; niece, Elizabeth Herrick (David) Paine; nephew, Michael E. Herrick; nephew, J. Matthew Herrick. And lots of friends and family. Special thanks to the staff at Ascension at Home with Compassus, Comfort Keepers, Veteran’s Administration Hospital Birmingham and UAB, who helped the family through this time with John. Thanks to all the friends and memories made with the VFW, Springville, AL and Knights of Columbus of Pell City, AL.

A graveside service will be held on June 17, 2024 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

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