Eldon L. Joiner, 92

June 14, 2011
  • Eldon L. Joiner
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DEC. 30, 1918-JUNE 14, 2011

Mr. Eldon L. Joiner, 92, of Sunnyside Avenue, Waynesboro, Pa., died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his home.

Born Dec. 30, 1918, in Thomasville, Ga., he was the son of the late Eldon L. and Mary C. (Rouzer) Joiner.
He lived his early life in the Thomasville area.  

Mr. Joiner graduated from Thomasville High School with the class of 1938. He later graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and received his law degree from the Atlanta Law School in Atlanta, Ga.

He and his wife, the late Jeannette (Reid) Joiner, were married April 30, 1957. They moved to their present residence in 1962. Mrs. Joiner died March 1, 1996.  

In his early life, Mr. Joiner worked at Belle Aircraft in Marietta, Ga., and later Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Md. He was a sales manager for Emmert Manufacturing in Waynesboro and Craft Press in Chambersburg, Pa. He was also president of Joiner-Honodel Insurance, Waynesboro, for 20 years. Mr. Joiner retired Jan. 1, 1990, after serving as PGA golf professional at Waynesboro Country Club for 25 years. He then held the position of golf professional emeritus until his death.    
He was a lifetime member of the Professional Golf Association of America. Mr. Joiner served on the Waynesboro Country Club board of directors for 15 years and the AAA board of directors for a number of years. He also was a member of the Waynesboro Country Club, BPO Elks Lodge 731, Waynesboro Fish and Game Association, American Realtors Association, National AARP and Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro.  

Mr. Joiner was an avid hunter who enjoyed the time spent with his family, and had a passion for golf.  

He is survived by two children, Charles E. “Chuck” Joiner of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Cindy Jeannette Joiner of Waynesboro.  

Graveside services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, in Green Hill Cemetery, 953 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro.  

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals, 626 N. Grant St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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