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1 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca Smith - Belmont, NC

“Bo was always happy and fun to be around i will miss him dearly ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca smith - belmont, NC

“MY MR BOjangles! BOY HOW YOU WILL BE MISSED, ENJOY BEING BACK WITH JAN! I LOVE YOU ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: TANYA BUTLER - GASTONIA, NC

“We met Bo at Terrace Ridge a couple years ago. My father spoke to him everyday. Sorry for your loss but we are happy he is with his wife again ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mike Siegfried - Gastonia

“Dean...Please know that I am thinking of you and I am so sorry for your loss. You were so good to Bo and he loved you dearly. Shelly RoseFormerly...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“didn't know him in his younger days, just recently met when since my mother is a resident of terrace ridge currently. Bo always stood out in my mind...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: vickie breedlove - dallas, NC

“Mr. Joy was such a sweet man. My grandma thought the world of him when they were at Carillon. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Collier - Mt. Holly, NC


Bo Joy
1924 - 2018

Gastonia – Bernard (Bo) Joy, 94 – formerly of Belmont died on Thursday, April 5, 2018, one day after his 94th birthday.

He was born in Greenwood, SC on April 4, 1924 to the late Olin R. and Mattie Peters Joy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Janice Yount Joy; other family members preceding Bo in death are his in-laws, Charlie and Katie Yount; brother-in-law, Bobby Brown and nephew, Dr. Brian Brown.

Bo grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, then later moving back to the Gaston County area. After graduating high school, Bo joined the US Army where he served in the Korean conflict. He retired from Eastern Airlines after many years with the company.

Bo was a devoted member of South Point Baptist Church. A prolific poet, he wrote poems about God, religion, life and love. Wanting to "share the Joy", he often found time to joke and cheer others up.

Bo was looking forward to joining his wife, Janice, in heaven for he had missed her every day since her death in 2011.

Survivors are his sister-in-law, Gail Yount Brown; nieces, Lauren Brown Owen; Shannon Brown Flowers (Charlie); Dr. Maggie Brown and numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends who were like family to Bo are: Dean Gaddis, Sherry Wilson and Renee Jones.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Terrace Ridge Assisted Living and Gaston Hospice for the loving care provided to Bo.

The service will be private.

Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, Post Office Box 394, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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