Thomas George Joiner (affectionately known as “T” to friends and family) was born in Franklin County on July 30, 1920, to Clemmon Cephas Joiner and Emma Elizabeth Davidson Joiner. The journey of this valiant warrior ended on April 3, 2017, as Jesus welcomed him home at the age of 96.
T met Nova Lourie Wilcox in the Harmony community and they were married in Sulphur Springs, TX on October 19, 1940. There are many things T is remembered for but his loving devotion to Nova, his wife of 68 years, his unwavering devotion and dedication to God and the church, his love and pride of his children and heirs, his civic service to his community, and his extreme passion for the outdoors hunting and fishing. His life and his character embodied the teachings of 1 Timothy 3.
For nine years, Mr. Joiner proudly served the Winnsboro I.S.D. School Board. He was an active member of the Winnsboro Volunteer Fire Department for many years. T served on the First Assembly of God Church Board for 35 years, where he also was the Junior Boys Sunday School Teacher and a Royal Ranger Commander. He held a position on the Harmony Cemetery Board, and was a Charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Winnsboro. He worked for the Chevrolet-Buick dealership in Winnsboro as a mechanic and later Foreman of the body shop for 42 years.
Mr. Joiner is survived by his four children: Dathen T. Joiner, Houston, TX, Hollice Ray Joiner of Winnsboro,TX, Dreabon C. Joiner (Pam), Pickton, TX, and Teresa Joiner Broadus (Steve) of Moss Point, MS. Nine grandchildren: Timothy Dathen Joiner, Ronald Gary Wilson, Pamela Wilson Meyer, Stacy Lourie Joiner Page, Micle Joiner Flora, Patrick Lane Joiner, Benjamin Clark Joiner, Holly Joiner Crow and Erin Lourie Broadus. He also had 14 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. T is also survived by 3 Sisters: Mable Joiner Sweat-Slack, Quitman, TX, Don Joiner Frideley, Winnsboro, TX, and Etolia Joiner Pruitt, North Pole, Alaska.
T is preceded in death by his loving wife, Nova Lourie Wilcox Joiner; his parents, Clem and Emma Joiner; his brothers, Edward Lee “Hub” Joiner, Alvin Robert Joiner and Jerry Bob Joiner.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Julie Perez, Ruth Ward and Melodie Smith with Visiting Angels of Tyler, TX, and Cypress Basin Hospice for the excellent care they provided.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at Beaty Funeral Home- Winnsboro at 10:00 am, Pastor Eldon Hamilton conducting, interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery in Winnsboro, with Ben Joiner, Tim Joiner, Patrick Joiner, Ray Flora, Jimmy Crow, Rick Page, and Dustin Hughes serving as pallbearers. Donations can be made to the: Harmony Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 5 Pickton, TX 75471 in his memory.