John Walter Joyce

August 24, 1932 ‒ May 03, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

John Walter Joyce 84 of Delaware went to be with is Lord and Savior Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born August 24, 1932 in Marysville Virginia, the son of the late John & Elizabeth (McCoy) Joyce Sr. .

John was employed for 15 years through Tecumseh Lawn Equipment Company and later retired after 15 years of service with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

He is survived by his son Kevin (Miho) Joyce; step- sons Don & Dean Calhoun; daughter Monica “Penny” Poole; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; sisters Naomi Cook, Catherine Middleton; brother in-law Raymond Conn; special friends Shirley Harris, Barbara Calhoun,  Vincent (Peggy) Harris, Alicia Harris; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jimmie Joyce; sisters Frances Tolliver, and Mable Woods.

John enjoyed attending bible study during the week. He enjoyed watching college football; more specifically he liked watching the Michigan Wolverines, and anyone playing against Ohio State. He enjoyed the soul food that his sisters would make during family gatherings, and found joy in taking car rides Sunday after church. His family will remember him as being kind, and charismatic, he was always dressed nice and put together no matter the circumstances.

Friends may call Wednesday May 10, 2017 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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  • Bro John was a kind man and fun to be around.9 times out of 10 when when we talked he told me he loved my momma.(Gertrude Sampson)A friend kind of love.She took care of his mother when she was sick, and John was forever grateful for that.Often times he’d call me by my nickname only he and my deceased brother (William) would do.”Booppy”.My brother couldn’t say baby.My heart goes out to you family.I remember baby sitting Kevin.His mother worked with my mom.May God give you peace and hold on always to the fond memories of .your love one.Bro John sat close by me at church and I will miss the hug he gave me everytime he was there.Sincerely,Freddie Bondurant