Joyce Wilson Hoar

December 8, 1939 - April 19, 2016
Joyce Wilson Hoar

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Joyce Wilson Hoar, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 after a brief illness. Joyce was a longtime resident of Williamsburg; she was born in Axton VA. She retired from the College of William and Mary as an Office Administrator for the Buildings and Grounds Department. Joyce loved spending time with her family, and spending time with her dear friends at the YMCA, she also enjoyed feeding and watching birds. Joyce’s memory is left to be cherished by her devoted husband of 56 years, Earl Hoar; sons, Todd Hoar (Emily) and Mark Hoar (Patsy); daughters, Bonnie Stainback (R.D.) and Michelle Hornbeck (Jim). Six grandchildren; and a darling great grandchild. Joyce loved spending time with her last remaining siblings, John Wilson, Edna Collins, and Laverne Shaffer. She is also survived and loved by numerous other family members. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 23, at 11:00 Beulah Baptist Church, 5490 Ware Neck Road, Gloucester VA, 23061.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304,Chicago, IL 60611,Phone: 888-733-6741


Saturday, April 23, 2016
12:00 AM

Beulah Baptist Church - Directions
5490 Ware Neck Rd.
Gloucester, VA 23061
(804) 693-6298

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  • April 23, 2016
    Helen Hamilton lit a candle:
    Lit since April 23, 2016 at 4:56:02 PM

  • April 23, 2016
    Hattie Merkling says:
    Dearest Michelle and Bonnie, I send you each a huge hug. I'm so sorry about your Mom. Love to you both, Hattie

  • April 24, 2016
    Sherron Ware says:
    Joyce was a lovely and caring woman. She took me under her wing when I was 19 years old. I remember the family dinners and camping trips. Wonderful memories. Sending prayers, peace and love.

  • April 28, 2016
    Danny Bunn says:
    Earl: Living out of Virginia, I just learned of the death of Joyce. Faye and I offer our condolences to the family. I always enjoyed the bicycling trips taken with you and Joyce while members of the Williamsburg Bicycling Association. We will be thinking of you and family in the days ahead.

  • April 30, 2016
    Debbie Turnage says:
    Earl, not sure if you knew this or not but I now live in Columbus, Mississippi so I was not aware that Joyce passed over a week ago until today. Like you, I am very saddened by this. Joyce was always so nice and easy to work with during our working relationship at William and Mary. She always went above and beyond the call of duty and on top of everything else she was someone I considered to be a good friend. I am so sorry for you and your family's loss but just know she will be waiting for you so someday you can be together again forever.