Official Obituary of

James Curtis "Big C" Joiner

August 29, 1959 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

James Joiner Obituary

James Curtis Joiner, affectionately known as “Big C” passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. Born on August 29, 1959, in Bay Minette, he loved a life overflowing with family, faith, and a passion for the outdoors. Bic C leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. He was a devoted husband of 30 years to Sylvia Marie Joiner and a proud father to their son, James Diedtrich “J.D.” Joiner. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Hamilton Joiner and his mother, Helon Marie Hall Joiner. He cherished his large family, including his brothers, Edward “Gene” (Barbara) Milstead, Clarence Hamilton “Junior” Joiner, Jr. and Randall “Zeke” (Melissa) Joiner; his siters, Annie J. “Flossie” (Danny Ray) Taylor and Sheila (Rocky) Stewart and his “Bonus Mom” Sister Helen Stewart. He was also adored by countless nieces, nephews, and friends, all of whom he considered family.

Big C was a skilled electrician, a dedicated member of the Fretwell Tabernacle Church, and a man of many talents. He was a baseball player and women’s softball coach, sharing his love for sports with the community.  An avid outdoorsman, he relished fishing, hunting, and spending time in nature.

More that his accomplishments, Big C will be remembered by his infectious energy, his kind heart, and his ability to make anyone feel welcome. He was a true friend, always willing to lend a helping hand or share a laugh. His favorite verse, Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you,” embodies how he lived his life, prioritizing faith and family above all else.

Big C’s absence will leave a void, but his memory will continue to inspire those who knew and loved him. He will be deeply missed.

“To know him was to be his friend, and to be his friend was to be his family.”

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Norris Funeral Home with Sister Helen Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery,

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Seth Coleman, Shane Coleman, Logan Joiner, Blaine Hyatt, Devan Bryars, Nicholas Joiner, Nathan Joiner, Tony Merle Milstead and B.W. Milstead. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of Fretwell Tabernacle Church.

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February 15, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Norris Funeral Home
402 East 2nd Street
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Funeral Service
February 16, 2024

2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Home
402 East 2nd Street
Bay Minette, AL 36507


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