Tom Joyner's Father Passes
October 23, 2007 at 6:00 AM (PT)
The father of syndicated morning show host TOM JOYNER, HERCULES L. JOYNER, 89, died SUNDAY in his DALLAS home.
"I really appreciate all of the sympathy and prayers expressed by all of my close friends and my listeners," TOM JOYNER said. "Those that ever had the pleasure of meeting Pops know what an inspiring life he lived and what a proud man he always was. My family and I are thankful for all of your prayers."
To share his passion for black colleges, JOYNER was an active member of the TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION, created by his son in 1998 with the sole mission to help keep students enrolled in historically black colleges and universities.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 630495, IRVING, TX 75063.
For additional information, contact NEIL FOOTE, TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION spokesman, by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling (214) 448-3765.