(Ret) U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin D. Joyner, Portsmouth, VA. (Ret) U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin D. Joyner, affectionately known as ICON, transitioned from this earth on April 23, 2019, at the age 41 while doing what he loved, riding his Harley.
Kevin was born and raised in Newport News, VA on December 31, 1977, to Patricia Joyner and Herbert Scott. He was educated in the Newport News Public School system and after graduating from Ferguson High School in 1995 he decided to make the U. S. Navy his home. Within his 22 years of service Kevin served on and at USS Guam, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, USS Harry S. Truman, USS George H. W. Bush, Fentress Airfield and Naval Station Norfolk. After devoting 22 years of service, Kevin was honorably discharged and retired from the US Navy. While serving in the military Kevin was able to indulge in places such as Dubai, Bahrain, Greece, Italy and England. Shortly after retiring Kevin immediately enrolled into college. Kevin was majoring in Cyber Security at ECPI. After successfully completing all core classes Kevin was due to graduate June 2019.
While serving in the Navy, Kevin met his lovely wife Shakkia Wray. On June 5, 2008, Kevin joined the love of his life and best friend Shakkia Wray in holy matrimony. Together Kevin and Kia have a family of five which they both love dearly. In his last days Kevin spent his time mentoring, further educating his adult children and spoiling his baby girl Skylar to the end.
Kevin had a genuine love for spending time with his family, hosting parties and riding his Harley. His love for riding led him to becoming involved with several motorcycle clubs. It is here that he was dubbed ICON. His clubs included Clutch ’N Burn and Sin City. Chosen Few became his final home, where he served as Vice-President of the Norfolk Chapter. Kevin was big on brotherhood and sisterhood and spent a lot of his spare time riding from sun up to sun down with his fellow club members. He was a biker from the beginning and a biker to the end.
Kevin leaves behind to cherish his love and memories his wife; Shakkia Joyner, five children; Bryana Joyner, Kyree Joyner, Ronald Foster, Skylar Joyner and Charla Gill, his parents, Patricia Dent and Herbert Scott (Estelle), two sisters; Terry Joyner (Dwayne) and Nikysha Scott-Hampton, two brothers; Keith Joyner (Brigitte) and Jason Scott (Shoni), six nieces; Ta’Yana, Alyssa, Aniyah, Kendall, Jordin and Christen, three nephews; Cameron, Tristan and Symeon, one extra special brother-in-law, Stephen Whack and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Kevin is predeceased by his stepfather, William Dent, his maternal grandparents Eddie and Novella Joyner, his paternal grandparents Charlie Cross and Ruth Johnson father-in-law Billy Spikes, mother-in-law Rhonda Wray and one brother-in-law.