Loyal T. Joner Jr., 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born on Aug. 30, 1960, in Concord, N.C. Loyal received a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University. He received several poetry awards and became a lifetime member of the International Society of Poets. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyal Thomas Joner Sr. and Henrietta Ruth Joner. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Esther and John Kibby, of Dallas, Texas. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.