Former Midwest Council member Charlie Joyner died Sunday, April 28.
Joyner worked for the Midwest City Fire Department for 22 years and served as the chief of the department from 1986 to 1988. He was later elected to City Council where he served as the representative for Ward 4 from 2000-2006. He was elected twice and served as vice mayor.
From 2006 to 2016, Joyner was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was re-elected four times during which his primary focus was transportation issues.
“With the passing of Charlie Joyner, we have lost one of our finest leaders,” said Midwest City Manager Guy Henson. “From his time as fire chief, to serving on our City Council, to representing our community in the House of Representatives, Charlie Joyner was the consummate example of dedicated public service.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie’s wife Gwen and the other members of his family as well as his many friends and colleagues,” Henson said.
Joyner was the President of the Oklahoma Fire Chief’s Association from 1987 to 1988. He served on numerous committees and boards. He was a member of the Midwest City Rotary Club where he served as president in 2006.
Joyner’s service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Life.Church campus in Midwest City.