Stephen Duggin Joyner
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Stephen Duggin Joyner
  • August 7, 1948 - November 8, 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois

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Stephen "Steve" D. Joyner, 69, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Peoria.
He was born August 7, 1948 in Mobile, AL to Embry Jesse and Hilda (Watson) Joyner. He married Sally Jo (Pruett) Thompson on August 6, 1978 in Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Embry Gerald Joyner.
Surviving to cherish his memory is loving wife, Sally of Peoria, four sons S. Mike (Barbara) Joyner of Germantown Hills, Christopher R. (Darcy) Thompson of Bartonville, David M. (Stephanie) Thompson of Nevada and John R. Sumner Jr (Jackie Griswold) of Florida. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Morgan, Audrey, Samantha, Courtney, Seth, Mollie, Isabelle, Colin and Emily; two great grandchildren, Annabella and soon to be born Mylah; two sisters, Faye (Larry) Reisbig of Chillicothe and Vickie (Kevin) Starr of Terra Haute, IN and two aunts, Jettia (Bob) Draper and Kay (Ralph) Jones.
Steve worked for Caterpillar Inc. for over 30 years before retiring in 1999. He then worked for Kroger's for 17 years until the time of his passing. He was a UAW Local 974 retiree and a member of the Local UFCW. Steve was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Peoria. He will be remembered as a hardworking man who loved to help others, working around the house or at the church. Steve was an avid NASCAR fan who could be found cheering on Dale Earnhardt Racing team members or just spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved so much.
A visitation will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the funeral home. The Rev. Justyn Smith will officiate. Entombment will follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Baptist church. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.woolseywiltonfuneralhome.com.