|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2007|
Pete was my Grandmother's brother. He first married Mary Evelene Crump and had Helen June (Joyce) Mitchell and Ronnie Gene Joyce (1942 - 2007). He then married Ella Mae (McCloud) Joyce and had Sandra, Iris and William. He had a total of 13 grandchildren.
Uncle Pete was a nice guy. He was as unpretentious as they come. He lived near my Uncle Riley and we would drive by and see him sitting in the driveway in his chair and stop by. He was always glad to see me and willing to talk. He had to go on dialysis near the end of his life. He was a good man, I miss him.
D. F. "Pete" Joyce
D. F. "Pete" Joyce, age 87, of Paducah, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Iris Hines. He was surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren by his side.
Pete was a US Army veteran serving in the Philippines during World War II and was a member of Highland Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and served as McCracken County Jailer for eight years. He later served as a deputy sheriff of McCracken County for 12 years. He was a Master Mason of Symsonia Masonic Lodge No. 917 for 65 years.
Pete leaves behind his family and a host of friends: four children, Sandra (Jack) Abernathy, and Iris (Sammy) Hines, both of Paducah, Helen June (Ralph) Mitchell of Mayfield, and one son, William (Teresa) Joyce of Paducah; one sister, Naomi Copeland of Paducah; 13 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Ella Mae McCloud Joyce; one son, Ronnie Gene Joyce; one grandson, Samuel Martin "Marty" Hines; two brothers; and two sisters. His parents were Sanford Riley Joyce and Bertie Mae Chambers Joyce of Trigg County.
Funeral services will be at 11 am Friday, April 27, 2007, at Keeling Family Funeral Home, 2410 Jackson St., Paducah, with the Rev. Richard Beck officiating. Burial with military honord will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 pm Thursday, April 25, 2007, at the funeral home, where the masonic service will be at 7.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form ofcontributions to Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson St., Paducah, KY 42003.
***I attended his graveside burial.
Sanford Riley Joyce (1893 - 1951)
Bertie Mae Chambers Joyce (1897 - 1967)
Ella Mae McCloud Joyce (1919 - 2001)
Mary Evelyne Crump Brooks (1922 - 2006)
Ronnie Gene Joyce (1941 - 2007)*
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: Brian
Record added: Sep 18, 2007
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