James Walter Joiner, of Rolla, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the age of 81.
He was born in Princeton, KY on December 3, 1931 to the late Gus and Clara (Schrenk) Joiner and married Vergean Heese in 1957.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Doris, and a brother, Charles.
Jim will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his wife Vergean, daughter Susan Joiner and Chuck Moors, of Lake St. Louis, MO and son Michael and Nancy (Bucknell) Joiner, of Omaha, NE, grandchildren Patricia (Joiner) and Adam Giebink of Washington, MO; Steven Joiner of Omaha; William Moors of Columbia, MO; David Moors of Eureka, MO; nieces and nephews, other extended family members and dear friends.
Jim taught in the Math Department at the University of Missouri at Rolla (Missouri Science and Technology) for 38 years.
Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church in Rolla for 53 years and was an active member of the Rolla Optimist club.   
A memorial service for Jim will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Rolla.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Rolla's Presbyterian Manor or the Methodist Church.