Kevin Joyner, affectionately known as Papa, age 66, of Forsyth, Ga. passed away on June 23, 2020 at home after a fierce, brief battle with cancer.

Left to cherish his memories are the love of his life and wife of 49 years, Pattie Joyner; daughter, Heather Bradford and husband, John; son, Josh Joyner; adoring grandchildren Sawyer Bradford and Jessica Bradford; daughter-in-law, Beth Knight,; mother-in-law, Joan Sands Orly and husband, Frank; sister, Becky Ritch and husband, John; brother-in-law, Chris Johnson; nephews, Steve Johnson, Christopher Johnson and John Ritch; nieces, Christina Johnson, Gretchen Dennis, Katie Hogencamp; and countless friends.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Doug Joyner; mother, Anne Goodwin; father-in-law Don Sands; and sister-in-law, Ginger Johnson.

Kevin loved the Lord, his family and life. He was generous, kind and found joy in all he did. His heart was full when he was spending time with his family. Loved by his family and friends, he is missed tremendously and our hearts ache for our loss here on earth. We find hope knowing that Kevin has been called home by our Father to have eternal life in heaven.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

A private service will be held at The Lighthouse on Sanibel Island.