Frank Joyce

May 17, 2022

Frank Joyce , 90, of Clarks Hill, passed away May 17, 2022 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  He was born on May 29, 1931 in Westminster, SC to Sam and Ethel (Davis) Joyce.  He married Bessie Harr on February 19, 1954 and she preceded him in death on November 27, 2010.

Frank was a 1949 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1955.  He was a crane operator at ALCOA for 34 years, retiring  on October 1, 1983.  His memberships include the American Legion Post #12, the Eagles Lodge Aerie #976, and the ALCOA Retiree’s Club.  An avid New York Yankees fan, he enjoyed baseball, fishing, and playing Euchre at the Frankfort Eagles.

Memorial donations may be made in Frank’s honor to Frankfort Eagles Aerie 976, 408 N. Main Street, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2022 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort. 

Survived by:

Surviving are his Daughter: Janet (Edward) Fisher of Mulberry; Son: Jeff Joyce of Darlington; 5 Grandchildren: Valerie (Matt) Bennett of Mulberry, Loren (Jared) Wilcheck of Kentucky, Lindsay Joyce of Kentucky, Logan Joyce of Kentucky, and Justin (Jesse) Joyce of Kiowa, CO; 4 Great-Grandchildren: Taylor, Trevor, Ava, and Zoe.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Frank Joyce”

  1. Steven “Tiny” Timmons May 18, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    What a great friend Frank was to me over the years. I am so sorry for the Joyce families loss.

  2. Theresa Guffy May 18, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Janet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless all of you

    • Janet Fisher May 19, 2022 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you, Theresa. I talked with your dad also. He was a friend of my dad as well.

  3. Sandy Cooper Rudd May 18, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Our condolences to the family. Frank was my dads best friend and fishing buddy. He was such a kind, and thoughtful man. All our love from The Cooper family.

    • Janet Fisher May 19, 2022 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you Cooper family. I remember how your parents along with Marilyn & Ed, Kay & Helen, and my Mom & Dad and others would have parties at each other’s houses. I think my dad was the last one of the gang. I know he sure missed your dad when he passed.

  4. Doug Guinn May 18, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    I always enjoyed spending time with my Uncle Frank
    Having worked and retired from Alcoa just like he had I always felt a bond with him
    I enjoyed talking baseball with him and hearing where he was going fishing at
    I will always have fond memories of him
    Doug Guinn

  5. Sandie Bennett May 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Prayers for Joyce family

  6. Kimberly Wiles May 19, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Praying for you all Kim and L.A. Wiles

  7. Rick & Tanny Irwin May 19, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. We always liked to give each other a hard time over the years. What a great friend. He will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Rest in peace Frank.

    • Janet Fisher May 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      Awww….thanks Rick & Tammy! Glad you were a friend to him.

  8. Rosemary Newton May 19, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    I met my great Uncle Frank in 2019 when he, his daughter, Janet and her husband, Ed drove down to Tennessee to meet me and nephews and nieces he didn’t know. We had a marvelous time, meeting other Joyce families and visiting grave sites of our ancestors. I regretted that we were unable to get together again. However, I am grateful that I had to opportunity to meet him.Thank you Uncle Frank for establishing our family line in the Joyce family tree. Your smile and humor is missed.

    • Janet Fisher May 21, 2022 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much, Rosemary. My dad enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the Joyce clan. He didn’t hesitate at all when asked by you to do the DNA testing for the Joyce lineage. I am so grateful we were able to make that trip and had time with him and my Joyce cousins.

  9. Gloria Hite May 19, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Sorry for your loss Janet hugs and prayers go out to you and your family.

  10. Stacey Wilson Vester May 19, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Hello, Janet, Tom, and Jeff. I am so sorry for the loss of your father, Frank. Or as I knew him, Mr. Joyce. We had a lot of fun growing up in Fickle. I have many fond memories of being raised there. As I live near Madison, IN now, I’m not sure I can make it for either service, I will try. If you do not see me, I will be with you in thought and prayer. Lean on one another, share memories laugh and cry. I hope you all are well.

    • Janet Fisher May 21, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much Stacey. I didn’t know you were living near Madison. We went to Madison in September of 2020 on a camping trip. Ed and I are doing well. I always enjoyed going over to your house and spent a lot of time talking to your mom. I am glad we were neighbors with you and your family.

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