SNELLVILLE -- John Robert Joiner, age 69, of Snellville passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Valerie Joiner; children, Darrow Kirkpatrick and his wife, Caroline, Rebecca K. Aldred-Pearson and her husband, Derrick, Joanna Joiner and her husband, Arlindo da Silva, Jennifer Lawson and her husband, Gilbert; sister, Mari Jo Joiner and her husband, Martin Robbins; brother-in-law, Vernon Honsinger and his wife, Mary; four grandchildren, Alexander, Ursula, Gwendolyn, and Jonas; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

After graduating from Albany High School in 1960, Bob attended the United States Air Force Academy for two years. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1964 and received his law degree from the UGA Law School in 1976. Mr. Joiner served as a Fulton County public defender for 18 years. Bob was an accomplished musician and an expert chess player. Of his 21 chess trophies, Bob was proudest of winning the Georgia State Chess Championship in 1969 with a perfect score of 5-0. Besides chess, his passions were his family, legal justice, and the arts.

A Celebration of the Life of John Robert Joiner will be held at a later date. Those desiring may make donations to Centurion's Ministries, 221 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542 or Children's Health Care of Atlanta, 1687 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Tom M. Wages Funeral Service

Snellville 770.979.3200