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Mr. Edgar Lee Joines, age 84, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Kalmia Lane, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, April 19, 2015, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living in Boone.
Mr. Joines was born August 9, 1930 in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Iver Lee Joines and Beulah Mae Rogers Joines. He was a proud Eagle Scout, and believed this early experience had a profound impact on his life.
Mr. Joines earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron and later earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Miami. He was a retired Media Director with the Dade County Public School System in Miami, Florida, and a member of Boone United Methodist Church.
Mr. Joines is survived by his wife, Mary Allison Joines of the home; one daughter, Pamela Mast Dewar and husband Doug of Banner Elk, and one grandson, Jason Daniel Little and wife Samantha of Orlando, Florida. He is also survived by a number of extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Ray Joines, and his first wife, Elizabeth Carnes Joines.
Memorial services for Mr. Edgar Lee Joines were conducted Monday afternoon, May 4, 2015, at 2:00 o’clock, at Boone United Methodist Church. Officiating were Reverend Jeff McClain and Virginia Peurifoy, Medi Home Hospice Chaplain.
The family received friends Monday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd., Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or online at, or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, Georgia, 30047, or online at
Online condolences may be sent to the Joines family at
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.