Donnie William Joyce

Donnie William Joyce, 62, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday evening, September 5, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross, following a short illness.

Born September 5, 1959 in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Shear William Joyce and Shirley Bennett Outlaw.  He was a lifelong resident of Pierce County and had worked as a supervisor for Scapa, Inc in Waycross, worked with the United States Postal Service in Ware County, and as a security guard with Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.  He was a member of Hacklebarney Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Donald Outlaw and a brother, Timmy Joyce.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, JoAnn King Joyce, Blackshear; two sons, Derek William Joyce and Dalton Paul Joyce, both of Blackshear; three grandchildren, Dagen Lane Joyce, Kentley Reese Joyce and Kendall June Frazier; a brother, Greg Joyce (wife Lisa), Uvalda;  an aunt, Eva Spooner, Waycross; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Bennett and Diane Corbett (husband Jerry), all of Waycross; nieces and nephews, Morris and Jessie Joyce, Matt and Bridgett Corbett, Isaac and Eli Corbett and Joey and Heather Mixon;special friend, Candace Frazier, Blackshear and several cousins and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, from the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Monroe Gill officiating.

Interment will follow in the Ben James Cemetery.

The family request that all in attendance at the visitation and funeral to wear masks.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.