The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church, Highway 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Clarence, “affectionally called Shoon” Joiner was born, March 18th, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey to the late A.W Joiner and the late Mildred Journey Joiner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Betty Joiner Tookes, his father -in- law, Rufus Tookes, one brother- in- law, Melvin Thornton, and one sister- in- law, Linda Ruth Tookes. He grew up in the Philliptown area of Montezuma, Georgia. Clarence attended Historic D.F Douglass High School. After high school, he worked at Metalux/Cooper Lighting in Americus, GA. He retired after 20 years of dedicated service. At an early age, he joined First Albany Deliverance Cathedral Church in Albany, Georgia under the leadership of the late Apostle Isaiah Revills. Clarence was a gentle giant that enjoyed spending time with his family most of all. He was a devoted husband, strong father and nurturing grandfather. For recreation, he enjoyed cooking; especially deep frying and barbequing. He also enjoyed watching sports.
He leaves to cherish his memory his one true love, his devoted wife of 36 years, Ruth Ann Tookes Joiner. They were joined in holy matrimony March 16, 1983. Their union was blessed with four children, Clarence Joiner Jr., Jonathan Joiner, LeWade Joiner, of Warner Robins, GA. and Shelby Joiner, of Albany, GA. and a Goddaughter, Evetta Lawson. Seven Grandchildren Pier Barron, Jonathan Joiner Jr, A’Kaylan Joiner, Clarence Joiner 3rd, Jamarion Joiner, Kayden Harris, Iquan Joiner.
Nine siblings, Charlie Journey (Martha), Americus, Georgia, Kenneth Joiner (Angela), Shirley Lockhart Perry, Georgia. Ruth Ann Aldridge (Eric), A.W. Joiner, Jr., Patricia Joiner, Montezuma, Georgia, John Joiner (April), Fort Valley, Georgia, Arthur Collier Jr. (Linda) Houston, Texas and Elaine Moore, of Hartwell, Georgia, Mother In law, Mary Jane Tookes, brother In law Reverend Leon Humphries (Christine), Ackworth, Georgia; sister in laws Brenda Rumph (Daryl) and Shirley Felton of Montezuma, Georgia.
Aunts and Uncles Betty Solomon (John Lee), Betty Joiner, Bernice Collier, Dorothy Collier all of Montezuma, Georgia, Ruthie Mae Howard, Ideal, Georgia, Mae Chambers, Miami, Florida, and Ella West (Bennie), Florida City, Florida and many nieces, and nephews, two devoted friends; Lamont Lakes and Keith McClendon, Montezuma, Georgia; extended family Marsha Canady and Earl Woolfork and Family also of Montezuma, Georgia.