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James Larry Joyce May 16, 1936 - March 14, 2022

Born: Saturday May 16, 1936

Died: Monday Mar 14, 2022

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James Larry Joyce, 85, of Stoneville, NC, passed Monday, March 14, 2022, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Hodgin Memorial United Methodist Church, 203 Bryan St, Stoneville, NC 27048. Burial will follow at Stoneville Municipal Cemetery with Military Honors.

Larry was born May 16, 1936, in Stoneville, NC, to the late Charles Livingston Joyce and Bessie Ann Rhodes Joyce. He received his bachelors’ degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Larry was a member of the NC National Guard and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Larry was a man of faith. He was a member of Hodgin Memorial United Methodist Church, The Gideons International, and sang with the Living Faith Quartet. He loved his family dearly, especially his recently departed wife, Patsy.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, James Brian Joyce (Debby) of Troutman, NC, Julianne Joyce (John T Young) of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Mason Henry Young and Dylan Emory Young; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patsy Goolsby Joyce; brothers, Charles Joyce and Fred Joyce; sister, Dorothy Claybrook.

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Larry was a dear man. I will miss running into him at Hardee's. So sorry to see more of this generation leaving us! May God bless the family! 
Laura Payne

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