Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1963

Tommy Joyner THOMAS "TOMMY" EARL JOYNER, 63, of Whitney, TX passed away on Oct. 20, 2007 at his residence. Burial was 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 University. Tommy served in the United States 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 & Jacob Joyner. MOTHER: WILLIE FREEMAN JOYNER, 90, of Ranger, TX passed away on Jan. 4, 2007 at her home. Burial was 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 and 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 Ryan (RHS-1950) of Weatherford; six grandsons and one granddaughter; fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.