KENNETH PRESCOTT JOINER, son of the late Godfrey Nonprell Joiner and Barbara Duncan Joiner was born on January 30, 1947, and departed his earthly life, entering into rest on Sunday May 21, 2023, at the age of 76.
Kenneth was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was one of three children, being proceeded in death by his late brothers Godfrey Jr. and Jerome Joiner. Kenneth grew up and received his early education in Shreveport, Louisiana where he attended Notre Dame Catholic High School. Following in his father’s footsteps, he was a talented and accomplished musician and member of the band, having won many awards and competitions. Kenneth went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Louisiana State University and was married to the late Patsy Ruth Joiner who passed on to glory on July 21, 2014.
Kenneth was a loyal friend, husband, father, and a decorated military veteran, having received the Bronze Star medal for distinguished and outstanding meritorious service in connection with actions taken during military ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam. Kenneth was also awarded the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, and the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars.
After returning from Vietnam, Kenneth served many years in the United States Army Reserve and went on to a long and successful career working for the Xerox Corporation where he was a Sales and Marketing Executive. Kenneth retired from Xerox after more than 31 years of service to the company in July of 2005. He then went on to join the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he spent several years applying his extensive military and corporate experiences as part of FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Team.
Kenneth was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated and an avid golfer. He picked up the sport in the late 1970s after having missed a father and son tournament with his son. He vowed not to miss another one and from that day he was hooked into the sport of golf. Over the past 40 plus years he has travelled the country and the world playing and spectating the sport he loved so much.
Mr. Joiner was called home on Sunday May 21, 2023. He was proceeded in death by: his parents, two brothers, his spouse, and one grandson. His memory shall forever be cherished in the hearts of his two sons, Nasif and Kevin, three grandchildren, Maliah, Leena and Sultan, his daughter-in-law, Hana, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memorial Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Lea Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC.
Inurnment: Carver Memorial Cemetery, Shreveport, LA.
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