Mr. Joyce was born April 8, 1919 in Washington, D. C., the son of the late Leon and Daisy Mae Brown Joyce.
He retired as a master sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps after 20 years of active service. He served during WWII in the Guadalcanal, Australia, and New Zealand.
He was a member of the Berryville Moose Lodge, VFW Post 21 in Berryville, Clarke County Ruritan Club, and Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association.
He married Rebecca Rittman Jackson-Joyce on June 21, 1999 in Bluemont, Virginia.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sherry Johnson and her husband, Benny, of Bluemont, VA; a granddaughter, Joyce Marie Green; and two great-granddaughters, Samantha Joyce Green and Corey Lee Green, all of Shelbyville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor May Healy Joyce and a son, Gregory Leon Joyce.
The family will receive friends 12:30 – 2:00 P. M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 P. M. with Rev. Dennis Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.
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