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Joyce (Shrode) Smith, 92, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Graveside services will be 12:00p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South.
Joyce was born November 10, 1924 in Sulphur Springs, TX to Roy and Naomi (Thompson) Shrode. She married Bob (Robert G.) Smith on October 6, 1946. Bob was an Air Force pilot whose career took the family to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montana, New York, Hawaii (twice), Kansas, and finally, to Abilene in 1963, where Bob retired in 1967.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her three siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Diana Smith of Arlington, TX and Susan Burgess and husband, Chris of Richardson, TX; grandchildren, Kati Houser and husband, Clay of Richardson, TX and Joe Burgess and wife, Candice of Garland, TX; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.