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Horace Leon Joyner



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  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Dentsville, South Carolina 20 April 1920
Lived in Columbia, South Carolina 30 June 1941

2127 Bull Street

Worked as a truck driver

Enlisted Fort Jackson, SC 22 October 1941
Died Columbia, South Carolina 23 March 1985

Obituary, The State (Columbia, SC) page 8-D March 24, 1985: Services Tuesday for Horace Joyner (photo) Services for Horace Leon Joyner will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Columbia 2nd Ward, on White Pines Rd, conducted by Bishop Charles L. Jennings. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Memorial Garden. Mr. Joyner, 64, of 8015 Clearwater Road, died Saturday. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late James Addison and Mary Collins Joyner. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Columbia, 2nd Ward, where he held many positions. He was owner of Joyner Sales Co. and was a World War II Air Force veteran. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Henderson Joyner; a son, Mark L. Joyner of Spartanburg; a daughter, Mrs. Teresa L. Arnold of Columbia; brother, Ferris K. Joyner of Columbia; a sister, Miss Lois Joyner of Columbia.

Buried Columbia, South Carolina 26 March 1985

Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
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04 April 2021 20:02:02 466thHistorian Changes to role

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04 April 2021 20:00:45 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations