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Caleb Michael "Catfish" Joyner, 36, Avon, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois. He was born May 12, 1981, in Kokomo, to Ken and Mary (Taylor) Joyner.
Caleb graduated from Carroll High School in 2000 and earned his associates degree in biblical studies from Johnson Bible College. He was an entrepreneur and owner/operator of Joyner Construction who enjoyed woodworking and was a true craftsman. Caleb was adventurous and had a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed shooting sports, hunting, fishing at Eagle Lake in Canada and had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. Caleb was an organ donor and was able to save five lives with the donation of his organs. More than anything else, he cherished spending time with his children.
Survivors include his fiancee, Katie Lechner; children, Eden, Adaleigh, Gavin and August Joyner; parents, Ken and Mary Joyner; siblings, Jon (Robyn) Joyner and Kirk Joyner; grandmother, JoAnn Taylor; several aunts and uncles and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Joseph Ewing, Mary Lou Gordon and Glen Taylor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1967 W. Boulevard St., Kokomo, with Pastor Butch Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Ball Hill Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. Memorial contributions may be made to his favorite charity, The Water Project. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on November 12, 2017
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