Parke Deans Joyner, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Virginia Beach. He was born in 1940 in Richmond to the late Lois Holmes and Crawley Finney Joyner Jr.
He graduated from St. Christopher’s School and Hampden-Sydney College. After college, he worked for J. Kennon Perrin Construction as assistant superintendent, then project manager, estimator, and, finally, vice president. In 1971, he founded his own residential building company trading as Enterprise Construction Inc., and later as Parke D. Joyner Inc. He retired to Virginia Beach in 2000 where he enjoyed drawing plans for several local builders. He was particularly proud of the work he did for Franciscus Homes.
He was a member of the Deep Run Hunt Club and the Hermitage Country Club in Richmond and also a member of the Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 53 years, Temple K. Joyner; three daughters, Meredith J. Drummond (Fitz) of Charleston, South Carolina, Leslie H. Joyner (Thomas Barnett) of Berkeley, California, and Suzanne J. Burnett (Justin) of Midlothian; five grandsons, Kenneth A. Martin, Davis P. Martin, Jackson M. Morrison, Gregory F. Drummond and Nathan C. Drummond; brother, Crawley F. Joyner III; nephew, Corky Joyner of Richmond; and niece, Mary Rolfe DeShazor of Lexington.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at at Princess Anne Country Club, 3800 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.
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