US Air Force

Joel Hoyle

July 10, 1936 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 83)

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Sgt. James Joel Hoyle, USAF, (Ret.), age 83 of Forest City died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his residence.  Joel was born on July 10, 1936 in Buford, South Carolina and was a son of the late Wib and Jennie Waters Hoyle.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, and was past president of the Billy Wells Sunday School Class. 

Joel served over twenty years in the United States Air Force where he retired at the rank of Technical Sergeant.  After his military career he worked locally for Watts Regulator.  He also served for many years with the Rutherford County Honor Guard and was a member of the DAV Chapter 25 .

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Maney Hoyle, his son, Jim Hoyle,, his daughter, Donna Beheler,  his sister, Melba Hoyle Powell, a brother, Bruce Hoyle, grandsons, Tony Turrubiarte, and  Tom Hoyle, and  his step-son, Dan Melton.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Melton Hoyle of the home, his daughters,  Sherry Carson and husband Bennie, and Regina Lovelace all of Forest City.  There are five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The memorial service will be held at 2 o'clock on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in The Padgett and King Chapel with Reverend Bob Philbeck and Reverend Matt Mills officiating.  Military honors will be accorded following the service on the chapel lawn.  The family will  receive friends following the service at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

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