Halmon E. “Hal” Joice
Services for Halmon E. “Hal” Joice, 82, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Joice died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.He was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Yonkers, Okla., the son of James and Elizabeth Love Joice. He attended Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma.Mr. Joice served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and also served in the U.S. Army National Guard for three years. He worked at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Carter Seminary in Ardmore, Okla., for five years, where he was a cook and baker, and organized and coached the first girl’s basketball team. He also worked as supervisory training instructor of food service at Haskell Indian School from 1952 until he retired in 1977. He was an active member of First Southern Baptist Church for 40 years and was active in NARFE.He married Winnie Mae Scott on Nov. 11, 1942, in Boynton, Okla. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Charles E., Sallisaw, Okla.; a daughter, Sandra K. Drake, Lawrence; a brother, Edwin, Wagoner, Okla.; a sister, Margie Berry, Roland, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.The family suggests memorials to the Parkinson Foundation, Hospice Care in Douglas County or the church, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.