Michael J. Joyce, Sr.

May 9, 2019
Michael J. Joyce, Sr.

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BMC Michael J. Joyce, Sr. USN (Ret.), 71, of Williamsburg, passed away on May 9, 2019.

Michael served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 2002, serving in Vietnam, Iraq, and the Gulf War. He spent 48 years as a faithful member, mentor, and servant for AA.

Michael is survived by his wife, Beth Joyce; sons, Michael Joyce, Jr., and John Joyce; daughters, Christine (Dwight) Carr, and Katie (Joseph) Fowler; and his siblings and grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s name to Hospice House.


Monday, May 20, 2019
10:30 AM

Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery - Directions
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434


Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • May 12, 2019
    Robert J Wicker, USN, Retired says:
    Michael and I were brothers although we never met in person. If Michael were to ever call me I would do everything in my power to help Michael as I know he would do the same for me. That's what brothers do. You might be confused and wondering how can this be so? Well, we come from a fraternity of brothers and sisters and we number in the 10's of thousand. In fact, we all have the same name. We're called Chief and we've sailed the seas and oceans of the world. Rest your oars, Michael. You've served your country well. You've made your family proud. We have the watch. You stand relieved.

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  • May 12, 2019
    Curt Price says:
    You changed the course of my life by answering my call to you in 2010. More importantly, you showed up that night. That would begin a 9 year relationship, of which I am eternally grateful for. I am indebted to you Mike, and will not be able to pay that back in my lifetime, yet I am gonna try my best. How? By doing for others what you did for me and countless others. Your no longer with us in the physical realm. Your spirit will be with me till my day comes to leave this body, as it is with so many others. I love you brother, miss ya dearly, had a good cry on Friday, and some good laughs, as you would have me. I'm fixing to cry typing this. You embodied this - "Carry the message, and if you must, use words". A true demonstration of a way of life beyond my wildest dreams. I love ya. "Bye for now".......

  • May 13, 2019
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