OBITUARY

David Joyce

April 19, 1955July 31, 2018
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David Joyce died unexpectedly on July 31st in Greensboro, NC at the age of 63. David is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Joyce of San Francisco, siblings Steve Joyce and Karen Joyce of Eden and Tom Joyce, of Reidsville. David was born on April 19th in Eden, NC to Roger and Havens Joyce. He graduated from Rockingham Community College in 1976 with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences. After moving to Greensboro, NC began working as a programmer for Burlington Industries, and later for Volvo as an analyst. His daughter Elizabeth was born in 1982 and he immediately began teaching her how to take things apart and – sometimes – put them back together again. As a father, he is fondly remembered for his patience, unfailing support, and his gift for “dad jokes”. David will be remembered for his sense of humor, friendship, and dedication to the Greensboro Jaycees. He volunteered for more than 30 years with the Jaycees, serving in leadership positions on the golf tournament and annual holiday parade. His friends remember his intricate practical jokes and fondness for puns, along with his passion for continually improving operations on the projects he cared about. David’s family welcomes you to celebrate his life during a service that will be held on Sunday, August 5th at 4:00PM at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 N. Elm St. in Greensboro. The family will receive guests immediately following the service at Hanes-Lineberry. To conclude, everyone is welcome to join the family at a reception at Europa Bar & Café. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com. v

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Morehead High School Class of '73 Eden

August 8, 2018

The Morehead High School Class of '73 in Eden will fondly remember David at our upcoming 45th Reunion. David was a kind classmate who enjoyed and often attended past reunions. Our deepest sympathy to his family.
Sincerely,
Morehead High School
Class of 1973
Eden, NC

Stew Mones

August 8, 2018

We lived the Hay Days of the Greensboro Jaycees.... I honestly believe that David is an icon of the best of so many good people.
I once asked Margaret Bell... "How did we have the energy to do all we did?!?" Her answer... "We were younger."
David kept the strength and dedication through the best times and the down times. I got older and asked "How?"... but David never lost the drive and commitment to keep it in full gear. It's good to know that so many people cared for him, and I'm proud to just be one of that very large group. He is a very dear friend. I always say that the most valuable things in life are memories... and I have so many fantastic memories with David.
David, you're next on the list...
"Call the question."
Godspeed, buddy.

David Watson

August 7, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing as he was a classmate of mine through Eden public schools
and our Morehead High class of 1973.
I had the privilege of attending Burton Grove Elementary, James E Holmes Jr High, and graduating
Morehead High School with David whom was always well liked and a dependable friend to all.
My condolences to his daughter , siblings, and friends whom will miss him dearly.

with much sympathy,

David N Watson

Jennifer Gregory

August 6, 2018

I only got a chance to work with you last year at the Wyndham Golf Tournament for a couple of days but you had a way of making work fun and you were somehow able to organize a lot of tasks effortlessly. I will miss working with you again this year and your absence will be felt greatly.

Jim Skotthy

August 4, 2018

David...I will forever treasure our late night discussions at the Jaycee office about everything big and small. In that small office, surrounded by boxes and boxes of stuff, we talked for hours. It didn't stop in that office, it continued where ever we happened to be. I won't forget the phone ringing and when answering hearing the traditional "Good evening", followed by a long drag and blow of a cigarette before you got to the issue of the day.
You were funny, analytical and in many ways underappreicated. Your talents of organization will not be forgotten and I will always love the memories of working side by side on the Holiday Parades and in the Procurement Lot.
Rest in Peace my friend. I hope you keep a warm seat for me so we can continue where we left off.
Jim

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

December 2017 - Jaycee friends for 30+ years

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Dad's first selfie

FROM THE FAMILY

After re-upholstering the dining room chairs

Biography

David Joyce died unexpectedly on July 31st in Greensboro, NC at the age of 63.

David is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Joyce of San Francisco, siblings Steve Joyce and Karen Joyce of Eden and Tom Joyce, of Reidsville.

David was born on April 19th in Eden, NC to Roger and Havens Joyce. He graduated from Rockingham Community College in 1976 with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences. After moving to Greensboro, NC began working as a programmer for Burlington Industries, and later for Volvo as an analyst. His daughter Elizabeth was born in 1982 and he immediately began teaching her how to take things apart and – sometimes – put them back together again. As a father, he is fondly remembered for his patience, unfailing support, and his gift for “dad jokes”.

David will be remembered for his sense of humor, friendship, and dedication to the Greensboro Jaycees. He volunteered for more than 30 years with the Jaycees, serving in leadership positions on the golf tournament and annual holiday parade. His friends remember his intricate practical jokes and fondness for puns, along with his passion for continually improving operations on the projects he cared about.

David’s family welcomes you to celebrate his life during a service that will be held on Sunday, August 5th at 4:00PM at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 N. Elm St. in Greensboro. The family will receive guests immediately following the service at Hanes-Lineberry. To conclude, everyone is welcome to join the family at a reception at Europa Bar & Café.

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.