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Saturday January 16th, 2021

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James Ronald Joyner

James Ronald “Ron” Joyner, 73, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Ron was born on September 23, 1947 in Carbondale to Paul M. and Nita Jo (Webb) Joyner. He married Jean Ann Hunt at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin on September 23, 1978.

Ron was Treasurer for the City of Marion and was involved with Marion athletics including announcing for the Wildcats basketball, football, and track and field for over thirty years. 

Survivors include:

Wife-Jean Joyner of Marion

Daughter-Amy Williams (Jon) of St. Louis, MO

Son-Paul D. Joyner (Rachelle) of Marion

Son-Nick Joyner (Catherine) of Marion


Audrey Williams of St. Louis, MO

Hailee Joyner of Columbia, MO

Sophia and Olivia Joyner of Marion

Brother-Howard Joyner (Lynetta) of Marion

Sister-Susan Freeland (Paul) of Peachtree City, GA

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Outdoor graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery on Saturday, January 16th at 12:30pm. Please wear face masks and practice social distancing. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church and/or the Chornak Fund at the Marion High School.

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Jean Ann - if you use Facebook, please look at DuQuoin Class of 1967 to see condolence messages from your classmates. If you do not use Facebook, please email me - and I will print and send to you. So sorry for your loss. May your friends and family provide you the strength you need at this time.

Carolyn Burroughs Loving Jan 25 2021 3:11 PM

Jean Ann I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You and your family will be in my thought and prayers. My prayers will be that God will be with you at this difficult time.

Donna (Jones) Zimmerman Jan 23 2021 5:54 PM

Jean, So sorry for your loss.

Joey Helleny Jan 18 2021 7:37 AM

Did not have the opportunity to talk to Ron often after we graduated in 65, but when I did see him at the reunions he always had a smile and a friendly word. He was a teammate in football and on our undefeated Colt League baseball team. My sympathies to his family in their loss.

Ron Jan 16 2021 5:05 PM

So sorry to learn of Ron's death. Always enjoyed his singing in the ZION UCC choir cantata each year. Special regards to his son who sat next to our son (Chris Jones) each year in the high school band. Love to the entire family,

Gail and Randy Jones Jan 16 2021 4:15 PM

So sorry for your loss. Ron will be sorely missed.

Diana Etheridge Jan 16 2021 12:17 PM

Jean, Ron was a very nice person and we will miss his melodic nice and lovely demeanor. We offer our condolences to you and your family. Steve & Jan Bly

Jan Bly Jan 16 2021 11:50 AM

Ron was a great person, Dedicated Marion Wildcat fan. It was my HONOR to be a part of his life.

Jay Pardus Jan 15 2021 11:54 AM

I will miss that smiling face and a great hug from Ron. Although I know that he suffered through many years of pain, I never heard him complain and he was always there with a smile. His beautiful voice and silly jokes will be missed. Rest easy, my friend.

Lisa Conley Jan 15 2021 9:38 AM

Will miss him at St Joes and have found memories of his sweet voice in the choir.

Kathy Lober Jan 15 2021 8:37 AM

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