Floyd “Joe” Hendrick Joyer

Floyd “Joe” Hendrick Joyer went home to dance with the angels on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. He was born on Oct. 31, 1945 in Temple, to Francis Floyd Joyer and Frances LaJuan Hendrick.

Joe graduated from Texas A&M University in 1967. During his time there he was a Yell Leader, was in the Corps of Cadets, and was a true representative of the meaning of the 12th Man. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1967 and retired as a Captain in 1971. While in the air force Joe received a Commendation Medal for investigation of a crash in Louisiana.

On July 22, 1967 Joe married Karolyn Joyce Moore in Graham. They had two daughters, Jennifer M’lyn and Leigh Ann. Karolyn preceded Joe in death on Jan. 6, 1981.

Joe remained in Graham and married Toni Adene Dixon on Aug. 6, 1988, celebrating 30 years of marriage this year. Toni and Joe continued to live in Graham until moving to Oxford, Miss. in 2012. Joe was well respected for his work in the oil and gas business and was owner of Joyer Land Services.

While in Graham, he made many contributions to the Graham community. Joe served on the Graham ISD Board of Directors; the City Council; as a Deacon and Elder in the First Presbyterian Church; and was elected Man of the Year on two separate occasions by the Graham Chamber of Commerce.

Joe served as Rotary Club President and expressed his love of life and laughter by writing and performing skits for the Rotary Club Follies. Joe also shared this joy by playing the lead in several productions of the Graham Community Theatre.

Of all of his many accomplishments, Joe was most proud of his work as founder of the Red, White, and You Parade, honoring active service members and veterans; his participation in The Wounded Warrior Project; and Co-Founder of The Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo contributing to The John Wayne Cancer Institute.

He loved his time in Oxford, Miss. He had numerous friends. He was active in the First Presbyterian Church. Joe enjoyed the early morning Bible study groups and breakfast with his friends. His time in Oxford brought him great joy.

Joe had a very strong faith. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and served Him well. Joe loved family, friends, and life. He never met a stranger and always stood up for what he believed. He loved to dance and to make people laugh, but was happiest when surrounded by family.

Joe was survived by his wife, Toni, three daughters, Jennifer Chappell of Graham; Leigh Ann and husband, Greg Gallaher of Graham; Cydni and Kris Kersey of Oxford, Miss.; two sons, Travis Speed of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Rocco Joyer of Oxford, Miss. Grandchildren, Morgan and Quaid Cross; Courtney Chappell; Camryn and Nick Fulkerson; Karsyn Gallaher; Lucas Gallaher; and Ralph Kersey. Great grandchildren, Jaxon Fulkerson, Easton Fulkerson, and Patton Cross. He is survived by sisters Susan Sholar and Claudia Divine; and brother Bill Andrews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Allen Joyer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home, 419 MS-6, Oxford, MS 38655. The visitation will be held Friday evening, Jan. 25, at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Oxford Food Pantry, P. O. Box 588, Oxford, MS 38655 or the Joe Joyer A&M Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mark Thayer, 623 Elm St., #301, Graham, TX 76450.
For further information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662-234-7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

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