Henry W. Joynes, 1903-1984
Founder and Former Owner
Henry W. Joynes, founder and former owner of Joynes Funeral Home, was born in Cape Charles, Virginia, March 31, 1903.
A licensed mortician in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia, he received his education from Tidewater Institute, Chesapeake, Virginia; Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia and H.E. Dolan College of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1932, he established his first funeral home in Washington, DC. In 1938, he moved to Warrenton, where he established the main branch of his business, serving Fauquier County and surrounding areas. Throughout his forty-five years in the profession, Henry demonstrated the classic characteristics that made Joynes Funeral Home's reputation of compassion, dignity, and attention to detail, the cornerstone of their philosophy. He continued his dedicated and devoted service even as his health failed, as he always attended funeral services, literally until just a few months before he passed, one day short of his 81st birthday, March 30, 1984.