Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery

13313 North Kelley, Oklahoma City, OK


Joyce Pyle

October 8, 1934October 3, 2019

Joyce, 84, went home on October 3rd, 2019.

She was born to John E Whitfield Sr. and Beulah Blen (Talkington) Whitfield on October 8th, 1934 in Houston, Texas and was born the sixth of eight siblings. Her family moved to Oklahoma City when she was young. She attended the Putnam City School System graduating 1952. At the age of 17 she married Donald W. Pyle, Sr. (Don) which lasted 60 years and from this union two children were born.

She was preceded in death by her Mother; her Father; sisters—Ina Lillie, Ella Blen & Darlene; brothers—John, Jr. & Harry; and Donald W. Pyle, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Sandoz; Grandson, Kevin Wagner; son, Donald W. Pyle, Jr. (Donny); sister, Carol Erickson; brother, Gerald Whitfield and many wonderful nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Joyce was known as the peacekeeper and an excellent cook. There were many a Christmases where her divinity was fought over and hidden. She worked many years, retiring as a clerk from Baptist Business Office. Joyce dedicated her life to her family, spoiling each one equally! She was kind-hearted, loving, won-derful joy to be with and had an infectious giggle! Oh, she loved her Friday margaritas, too!


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Joyce Pyle

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