Reverend Wayne Joyce went to be with the Lord on Oct 10th, 2017. Wayne was born March 2, 1927, and lived a gracious, blessed, service filled life for 90 years.
After serving in the Navy in WWII, he pastored Bible Baptist Church, Apheatone, OK. Graduated as salutatorian from Bible Baptist Seminary as President of Student Body with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree. While attending Seminary was Associate Pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Kennedale, TX. After Graduation, pastored Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, TX, then organized the Ruidoso Baptist Church, Ruidoso, NM in Feb. 1959. His website, http://waynejoyce.com hosts an extensive free audio library, has had over 10 million downloads, including media hosted on sermonaudio.com, and iTunes. While building Ruidoso Baptist Church, Wayne worked as a general contractor, owner of "Trailer House Service and Supply," city employee for Ruidoso Parks and Recreation, and a volunteer firefighter for the city of Ruidoso Downs. Wayne helped build many of the park structures still in use today, as well as many beautiful homes throughout the area.
Wayne was proceeded in death by his parents: Coleman George and Mary Celeste Joyce; his wife Louise Marie Joyce; his daughter Darlene Marie Joyce; and siblings Melton Joyce Farus and Clarence Joyce Stroup. Wayne is survived by his son Dearl Wayne Joyce, McKinney, TX; two brothers, Albert "Bert" Dunbar Joyce, and "Tommy" Thomas Joyce, both of Barberton, OH; one sister, Virginia Merle Joyce Anders, Coventry Township, OH; 15 nieces and nephews; many devoted and much loved church family members; and a great number of friends. Wayne's life was that of a gifted soul that continually sowed seeds of kindness with everyone he encountered.
The visitation will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and Saturday, Oct.14, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. with the Funeral Service, open to the public, will be conducted at Ruidoso Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct 15th, at 10:00 A.M. Following the service, all are invited to attend a luncheon in the church fellowship hall downstairs. An internment service is scheduled for 11:00 A.M., at Forest Lawn Cemetery, the following day, Monday, Oct 16th.
Over the years, Wayne touched many lives in Ruidoso, and all are welcome to celebrate his dedicated life at these services.
Godspeed my brother in Christ ...you blessed our life ... Such a dignified and loving man always had an edifying word for us. We shall see you in paradise.
catherine tafoya zamorasanta fe, NM
We extend our sincere condolences to the entire Joyce Family.
I remember him when I worked at the donut shop. We had several Bible discussions. Our Heavenly Father promises a time when we can be reunited with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death by means of a resurrection back on earth when death will be gone forever. At that time his recent life's years will be only a few.
Revelation 21:3-4, John 5:28.
We hope this wonderful hope will bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.
Payne FamilyRuidoso, NM
A great Godly man! We love him dearly!
Clifton & DeeDee NealNogal, NM
What an open-hearted, hardworking, giver of Love! I will miss my adopted father, Brother Wayne Joyce. I’m glad we got to enjoy the Durango-Silverton train together in Colorado with son, and my Best Friend, Dearl Wayne Joyce.
Edwin EllisDenver, CO
Dear Joyce Family,
My deepest sympathy is extended to you. I always loved Rev Joyce he had a kind heart. He baptisted many of my family members and did most of our family funeral ceremonies. I always appreciated the way he remembered my late Great Grandparents Burgess and how they helped build homes in Ruidoso in its early years. My prayers are with you.
Cheryl Burgess Darden-Judd
Cheryl Burgess Darden-JuddMARICOPA, AZ