November 21, 2022, 73, Goldsboro –
William Edis “Bill” Joyner, 73, responded to the call of his Lord to come home on Monday, November 21, 2022, while being cared for at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Bill was born in Wilson County on January 21, 1949, and was the son of the late Ervin and Rebecca Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph Joyner and Scott Jones; and grandson, Jimmie Wayne Joyner.
On December 10, 1969, Bill entered into service to his community as a member of the Goldsboro Fire Department. For 29 years, he dedicated his career to the concern of the residents of Goldsboro, retiring as a Fire Engineer on January 31, 1998. Known for his ardent dedication, he was recognized with the Fireman of the Year Award on March 15, 1974.
Holding a great love for the water, Bill looked forward to every opportunity to wet a line and catch a fish or just enjoy boating down the river. Classic cars and motorcycles were a passion; he could name the make or model of any old car he saw and enjoyed the opportunity to view them. The ultimate cheerleader of his family, he most enjoyed celebrating the wins of his grandson’s baseball team, the Carolina Rampage, and his great-grandson’s soccer team at Wayne Christian School.
Actively involved in the life of Goldsboro Worship Center, Bill was dedicated to showing the love of God to all he met, just as Christ had shown His love to him. He worshiped his Lord regularly; as often as the doors were open, you could expect to find him early at the church cafe drinking coffee with friends on Sunday mornings.
Family was very important to Bill. He enjoyed every opportunity to spend time with them and equally relished his time spent in fellowship with the retirees of the Fire Department at the regular breakfast meetings at the B&G Grill. Known as Pa Bill to his family and many of his friends, he considered all those he loved as an extension of his own family.
A graveside service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Wayne Memorial Park with fireman honors. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
Bill is survived by his wife, Connie Capps Joyner; sons, Billy Joyner, Bobby Joyner, and Michael Hamm and wife, Kelli; daughter, Amy Joyner Smothers; grandchildren, Colby Joyner and wife, Kristin, Katie Joyner, Miles Hamm, Caroline Hamm; and great-grandchild, Joseph Joyner.
He is also survived by his sisters, Donna Jones Jacobs and husband, Tommy and Vicky Polanco and husband, Victor; brother, Ervin Flave Jones and wife, Myra; step-mother, Janet Jones; mother-in-law, Dollie Capps, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Keith and Vonnie Capps, Alan and Renee Capps and Dawn Jones; a special friend he considered a brother, Gary Manning, and wife, Mary; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members, neighbors and friends he loved very much.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in his memory to
Goldsboro Worship Center
900 W. New Hope Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.