Feb. 10, 1946-Oct. 14, 2020

Funeral services for Lawrence R. “Larry” Joyner, 74, of Chestnut will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Mr. Joyner’s residence, 893 Morgan Quick Road, Ashland, with Bro. Butch Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Old Saline Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday. Services under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home, Coushatta.

Mr. Joyner was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Jonesboro and passed away Oct. 14, 2020, in Chestnut.

Larry was a good Christian man and deacon in his church. He treated people the same whether they were family, friends or strangers. He was a great husband, father and grandfather.

Larry worked for the U.S. Post Office for 33 years. He started as a substitute carrier at Cedar Grove Station in Shreveport, continued as area manager of Shreveport, Postmaster in Pineville and Postmaster in Natchitoches before retiring in March 2001. Larry enjoyed hosting Grandkid retreats at Mimi and Papa’s, hunting and serving as president of Lucky 13 Hunting Club in Ashland and working on his Kubota tractor. But he was the proudest of his service to his Lord as Savior, 2 Timothy 1:12.

He was preceded in death by his father, L.M. Buddy Joyner; mother, Katy Readhimer Joyner; brother, Dale Joyner; sister, Dixie Joyner Wright; and brother-in-law, Jim Wright.

Mr. Joyner is survived by his wife of 55 years, Earlene (Mimi) Joyner, married May 21, 1965, at Southside Baptist Church; son, Larry Curtis Joyner and wife Anna Wallace Joyner; daughter, Marie Lynn Joyner and husband Jeff Hopkin; sister, Gail Vickers and husband Barry; and five beloved grandchildren, Trenton and Lauren Layne, Caroline M. Joyner, Hunter Hopkin and Ty N. Hopkin.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hopkin, Todd Wright, Jim Wright, Doug DuBois and Tyler DuBois. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Hopkin, Ty Hopkin and members of Lucky 13 Hunting Club, Damon Land, Brandon Long, Wes Jones, Jacob Willis, Rob Rushford, Lee Stahlcup, Johnny Warner and Alex Gobert.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Jason Broussard; Clay Caroll, nurse at Willis-Knighton ER; Dr. M. Carter at Christus Coushatta ER; and Hand-in-Hand Hospice of Natchitoches, director Jennifer and all of their nurses.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to Gideons International Organization for bibles or the Alzheimer’s Association.