James Albert Joy
James Albert Joy
  • March 25, 1955 - April 20, 2017
  • Chapin, South Carolina

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"Love truly, deeply, and sincerely."

CHAPIN - James Albert Joy III, 62, died Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late James Albert Joy and Dawn Decker Joy.

Funeral services will be held 5:00pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be 4:00pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery, McRae, GA 31055. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Joy was employed with SCDHEC for 35 years and retired as Assistant Deputy Commissioner. He was a charter member of Grace UMC and served as a Scout Master with Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Debra Lois Joy; three children, Heather (Jesse) Quilal-lan, Summer (Mark) Speight, and James A. Joy IV; three grandchildren, Evelyn Quilal-lan and Caleb and Peyton Speight; a brother, Richard Joy; a sister, Robin Foster; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America.