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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA

OBITUARY

Raymond S. Joyce Sr.

October 29, 1922June 5, 2020
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Mr. Raymond Swanson Joyce, Sr., age 97, passed away, Friday, June 5, 2020. He was born in Henry County, October 29, 1922. The son of the late George Cabel Joyce and Alice Clark Joyce.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Iva June Fain Joyce; brothers, Roy T. Joyce, Claude Joyce, James Joyce, Jack Joyce, Fred Joyce, George Joyce; sisters, Sallie Mae Hutchinson, Lucy Mat Boyd, Edna Tilley, Gertrude Tilley, Marie Harrington, Catherine Belton, Virginia Joyce and Juanita Stewart. He is survived by sons, Raymond Joyce, Jr. (Peggy), Jerry Joyce (Judy); daughter, Debbie Bryant (Mike); grandchildren, Todd Joyce (Dana), Kim Gravely (Brandon), Brian Joyce (Stacy); great grandchildren, Wes Joyce (Heather), Amanda Joyce, Alyson Gravely, Caleb Joyce, Ethan Joyce; great-great grandchild, Ansel Joyce; sister, Doris J. Anthony. A special thanks to his caregiver, Jeanette Harris.

Mr. Joyce was of Primitive Baptist Faith. He was a construction superintendent for numerous years. He was a homebuilder and built a house for all three children. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Wood Brothers Racing and UVA Basketball.

The family will receive friends from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Monday, June 8, 2020 at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:00am at Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Rick Anderson, Elder David Minter and Elder Lowell Hopkins.

Pallbearers, Todd Joyce, Brian Joyce, Mike Joyce, David Harrington, Brandon Gravely and Austin Burch; honorary pallbearers, Wes Joyce, Caleb Joyce and Ethan Joyce. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice or Old Center Cemetery Fund, c/o Ann Martin, 2474 Stones Dairy Rd., Bassett, VA 24055. Online condolences may be made to Collinsmckeestonefuneralhomebassett.com.

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Renee Gilbert

June 19, 2020

I will always treasure my memories
He always loved reading his paper n snacking.

IVA COX

June 10, 2020

Debbie, Jerry, & Junior,
So sorry for your loss. I can remember spending lots of summers at June & Raymond's house. It was the only vacation that I had in the summer!! Will always remember the times that they would take us to Lakeside. Precious memories!! Always enjoyed being w/you all.
Love ya, Iva Jean

Patsy Snyder

June 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of loss.

Becky Mabe

June 8, 2020

My name is becky mabe, I was mr joyce cna when I worked at stanleytown health and rehab, I'm sorry to hear about your loss , i enjoyed caring for mr joyce and he was a good resident , may god be with you at this time. becky mabe

Cheri Quinn

June 7, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace. Always loved Uncle Raymond and Aunt June and their sweet spirit. ❤️

Cathy Fletcher

June 6, 2020

Jr,Jerryand Debbie

So sorry for your loss! Uncle Raymond was so precious as was your Mom .I have so many wonderful memories of them, I loved coming up to visit with them .
Last time I saw Raymond at the nursing home he snickered " You didn't turn out that bad" Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Love you all!😥🙏


Barbara Hood

June 6, 2020

I am saddened by the loss of my sweet uncle, Ray. He was more than just an uncle; he was like a second father to my sisters and me during our early childhood years. He and Aunt June would gather up the neighborhood kids, teaching us all to play softball, cards, and croquet, to name a few. Their kindnesses, patience and love of children was apparent. They raised three beautiful children, who have made them proud beyond measure. My deepest sympathy to you, Raymond, Jr. (Peggy), Jerry (Judy) and Debbie (Mike). Praying that God will wrap his loving arms around all of you, giving you abundant peace and comfort during such a difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers; much love and hugs to you all.

Gene Ambrose

June 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family, I'm sure that he will be missed, but I believe that he is resting in Paradise with the Lord!

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