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Earl Joiner, 66, of Coloma, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 from 2-6 p.m. at Riverview Park (Briarwood Pavilion) in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Please share messages or memories at

Earl was born in Benton Harbor on April 29, 1957 to Earl Sr. and Dorothy Joiner.

He married the love of his life Laura Reed Joiner on Oct. 6, 2001 and together they celebrated 22 years of marriage. Earl worked for Culby’s Landscape Supplies for over 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Earl was a devoted racing fan, both NASCAR and the Hartford Speedway. In his younger years, one of his favorite past times was riding his Harley. He also was an avid poker fan and player. Earl was a loving husband, father, Papa, brother and friend. Some of his happiest moments were his grandchildren spending time with his family. He especially loved the family dinners.

Earl’s family includes his wife Laura, daughters Krystal Phillips of Eau Claire and Kiley Taylor of Watervliet; his sister, Vicky (Andre) Hardy of Georgia; his grandchildren: Maelynn, Mark, Eli, Nolan, and Brody; and beloved dogs Wrigley and Maggie.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents, his baby brother Mark and many other family members.

Earl will always be remembered for his laughter, sense of humor, his big heart, and his compassion. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.


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