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Bob Joyner - Class Of 1958


Robert Bob Joyner
Class of 1958
Mar 26, 1940 - Jan 25, 2019

Robert "Bob" Eugene Joyner, 78, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019.
He was born in Pickens, SC, March 26, 1940 the son of the late Winston G. and Kelly Paul Joyner. He was predeceased by two brothers Dr. Charles Joyner and Paul Joyner.

He is survived this three children Kelly Sheely and husband Shane, Ralph Joyner and Bob Joyner and wife Candi, two brothers, John and David Joyner, one sister, Cherry J. Leslie, and three grandchildren, Holden Joyner, Sarah Sheely and Shane Sheely.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 PM Friday, February 1, 2019 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service until 6:00 PM at the funeral home.


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01/26/19 08:28 AM #1    

Randy Jennings (1966)

Posted For J. Allen

Sorry to here about Bob, may he RIP, his story even though six years earlier, is amazingly familiar, which makes sense because there weren't that many choices. Delivered papers in 1955 - 1956 near the pavilion, losing all my tips one day while riding the Octopus across from Pavilion. Was life guard for John's Beach Service from 1964 through 1972, with 3 years in U.S. Army from 66-69, and on one particular day the currents were so strong next to the pier, had to rescue six people in same day. Worked on North end of Beach for couple of years, renting surf boards and giving lesson as life guard. Always loved the Beach Club, The OD Pad, seafood at Calabash, and occasional drag racing in the winter on Ocean Blvd. from 4th Ave N to 52nd Ave. N. Was a huge fan of the Mo-Town era, and loved to shag. 

John Allen Class'65

01/26/19 08:55 AM #2    

Randy Jennings (1966)

I just received this post on Facebook.

Randy this is what Cherry Joyner Leslie wrote: Paula, it came on so quickly. Two weeks ago Bob was just fine. He was in good health and enjoying life. Then last Monday, the 14th, he was admitted to ICU with 2 blood clots in his leg, and 1 blood clot in his lung. His oxygen level was only at 50%. The doctors immediately put him on a BiPap machine that breathed for him. That brought his oxygen levels back up to 90%. He had to be fed through an IV. A few days later he seemed to be getting better, but then he developed pneumonia. Then yesterday (or maybe Wednesday; the days are getting blurred for me) he was diagnosed with ARDS: (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) It is "a type of respiratory failure characterized by rapid onset [1 to 3 days] of widespread inflammation in the lungs." The doctors told Bob's daughter Kelly that there was nothing more that they could do for him. It's just so hard for me to grasp. I guess I'm in shock right now. I'm sure that's pretty normal. The good thing is that he was very sedated and died in his sleep, so he did not have to linger. I still can't believe he is gone.

01/26/19 12:13 PM #3    

Kathleen Divine (Divine) (1989)

I am so sorry to read about Bob’s passing. My mother Bebe Divine passes along her condolences as well. Bob’s Page has a picture at the top with my father, Tyler Divine who died in 1978 and other friends. Bob’s history and stories about Myrtle Beach are wonderful vignettes into the lives of our parents. He was truly a treasure to the Myrtle Beach community.

01/26/19 10:18 PM #4    

Rick Webb

Rick Webb '69:

Having spent most of my youth living next door to and growing up with the Joyner boys, mainly Bob, John and David, and Cherry, I am deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing. So much interaction took place between all the Joyners and myself and my parents during the 35 or so years that we were neighbors. I don't remember there ever being a time that you wouldn't find one of them over at my house or me at theirs. Christmas was always special between us and the goal was to exchange the craziest gifts we could come up with, and  the best ones being dried up model airplane paint bottles. I think that we exchanged hundreds of them over the years. Also, Bob was I die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and I was and still am a Redskins fan, which aiways led to friendly differing opinions whenever football season rolled around. 

To John, David and Cherry, the years have been too many to remember since we were together, but I want you to know that at this sad time I am thinking of you and remembering you in prayer. 

Rick(y) Webb

01/27/19 04:04 PM #5    

Randy Jennings (1966)

Posted from an email by Joan Nance

Bob's first wife's name was Louise. That may not help you much because I can't recall her last name. :) Back in the day, Donnie and I, Alex and Judy Herndon, Pat and Joe Taylor, Bob and  
Louise Joyner, Bobby and Patty Lewis, Randy and Eleanor Speights, and Joe and Roxanne Watson enjoyed an occasional Friday night out. (when we could afford a baby sitter) :) We danced the night away at the Town House Lounge or the Mis Que Lounge. That was a long time ago, but some very wonderful memories.
I am sad to learn of Bob's passing. He was a dear friend of mine! I'm sure more information will be forthcoming about his service.
Joan S. Nance

01/27/19 07:51 PM #6    

Carolyn Mates (Waters) (1964)

I feel blessed to have known Bob since I can’t remember when. That’s how far back most of us go with Bob. He loved Myrtle Beach, his friends, the Seahawks (& luncheons), & Happy Hours. Nothing would make my day more than to see him with the usual suspects on a Friday night. I’m going to miss those blue eyes, that beautiful smile & the big hugs. He was one of a kind & it’s so hard to believe. I love you, Bob. All of Myrtle Beach will miss you! Rest In Peace

01/28/19 12:48 PM #7    

William F. Bellamy (1958)

I am so sorry my life long friend is gone. Bob and I started school in 1946 at the Legion Hut across from old police department because our school burned at the post office location. We worked together at Chapin Company bagging groceries and went on mnay camping trips at 79th Ave behind the Falmingo Drive In on the water way. We did a lot of crazy things growing up like swimming the waterway in the cold winter for what reason I do not know. All I can remember is that we had great times as kids especially up at the Pad and Sonnys as we grew older..when I would see Bob he would yell across the dance floor..That old song, I need your loving. wooh wooh wooh! He never met a stranger and everyone loved him, including me..I will miss him dearly. Bill Bellalmy, class of 58

01/29/19 07:51 PM #8    

Randy Jennings (1966)


Posted For Mary Nell (Mills) Boyt


Thank you for the great job you have done and are doing with the Seahawks Luncheon website and taking care of the website all of these years.  I received the notice that you are passing it along to others,  but I appreciate that you have kept us informed about our classmate, Bob Joyner’s passing.  I cannot imagine a Class of 1958 world without Bob in it.  He was always there.  At every reunion or gathering.  At every funeral visitation I went to.  Always Bob.  


I have kept our class informed this week, and I appreciate you sending the Celebration of Life and Visitation email today.  

Thanks, Randy,

Mary Nell (Mills) Boyt

MBHS Class of 1958

01/30/19 07:40 AM #9    

Shirley Taylor (Joyner) (1958)

Thank you too, Randy for your help with the Seahawk luncheons through the years and thank

you for updating all the info on Bob.  He always had a smile for everyone and and hug...

Best to you.

Shirley Taylor Joyner

Class of '58.

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