549. Wayne Arden Joyce was born on 30 April 1947. He served in the military in US Marines, Vietnam. He died on 6 May 2006 at the age of 59 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. HOPE (May 8, 2006): Wayne Alden Joyce, 59, of Hope, died May 3, 2006 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.
Born on April 30, 1947, Wayne was the son of Kilton Alden and Joyce Arlene (Simmons) Joyce. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the war in Vietnam.
Wayne worked as a painting contractor and owned his own business, Joyce Painting. He was a member of the American Legion Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Post 1 in Rockland. His hobbies included household repairs, gardening, automobile model restoration, furniture restoration, woodworking, ice-skating, swimming and fishing. His family said his favorite car was the 1949 Mercury.
Wayne is survived by his mother, Joyce (Simmons) Knight of Warren; his two sons, Jason Joyce of Cromwell, Conn. and Jeffrey Joyce of Union; his daughter, Donna Tolli of Las Vegas, Nev.; his brother, Dale Knight of Portland; his half-sister, Brenda Berry and her husband Charles of Camden; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father; two sisters, Laurel Corbett and Nikki Pendleton; and his brother, Sterling Joyce.
A graveside service was held Monday, May 8, 2006 at the Upper Cemetery in Lincolnville. The Rev. Robin Honaker officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Post 1, 335 Limerock St., Rockland, ME 04841.
Arrangements are with the Laite Funeral Home in Camden.
Wayne was buried on 8 May 2006 in Upper cemetery, Lincolnville. He was an Owner, Joyce Painting.
France Simpson was born (date unknown).
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|Jeffery Kilton Joyce was born on 12 November 1971 in Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 6 June 2010 at the age of 38 in Galveston, Texas, USA. Jeffrey Kilton Joyce, 38, of Galveston, Texas, and formerly of Richmond, R.I.,died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 6, 2010.|
Born in Winchester, Mass., on Nov. 12, 1971, he was the son of France (Simpson) Jordan of Richmond and the late Wayne A. Joyce, and the step-son of Barry W. Jordan of Richmond.
Jeffrey attended Hope Valley Elementary School, Monsignor Clarke School and graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1989.
Jeffrey was employed as a carpenter and landscaper at the time of his death.
Jeffrey had a passion for writing poetry and short stories. Several of his stories and poems have been published over the years. He also wrote a weekly column while living in Louisiana.
He was an avid sports enthusiast. He also had a love for animals and helped rescue and save many homeless animals after Hurricane Katrina. He was a volunteer for the Galveston Animal Rescue League.
Besides his mother and stepfather,he leaves his brother, Jason A. Joyce of Wallingford, Conn., his paternal grandmother, Joyce Knight of Portland, Maine, and his beloved companion, Marian Howley of Galveston, Texas. He also leaves several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service and burial will be private in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, R.I.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, Hope Valley.
Published in The Westerly Sun on JuneÂ 13,Â 2010 He was buried at Rhode Island in Rockville cemetery. Jeffery. Suicide by cop says girlfriend of dead man - The Police News - Galveston
Jeffrey Kilton Joyce, 39 - June 7, 2010
GALVESTON - A woman who had lived with Jeffrey Kilton Joyce, 39, for several years told The Police News today "they did exactly what he wanted," referring his being shot to death Sunday by a Galveston police Lieutenant.
The woman, who preferred not to be identified in the media, said Joyce had a history of suicidal tendencies since he was 8 years old.
Joyce had attempted suicide,"many, many times," a tearful girlfriend told us.
"He called me last night and told me he had slit his throat, so I called 911.Â When the police came he was actually sitting in the kitchen waiting for them to come in and he lunged at them so they would shoot him," she said.
The girlfriend told a story of a young man, a compassionate man who loved animals and had volunteered to workÂ at the Galveston animal shelter.
The couple left New Orleans together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina traveling to Missouri.Â They parted company there when he left for his home state of Maine but they later rejoined back in New Orleans.Â There he helped with animals left homeless by the hurricane.
They didn't stay in New Orleans long leaving for Galveston, "to get him away from the drugs and alcohol. I had no idea there was such a drug problem here on the island," the woman said.
According to her, Joyce had traveled to 48 states in his lifetime trying to escape drugs and alcohol, and doing mediocre odd jobs along the way.Â In Maine he worked on lobster boats, in Galveston he would do construction work and landscaping.Â She apparently provided most of their living with a job in a shop on The Strand.
Joyces' drugs of choice were pills and alcohol, something he found in abundance on Galveston Island.
Last night her 911 call brought Galveston police to their apartment upstairs at 828 Avenue K and just as she said, when they entered the apartment to check on him, he jumped from his chair and lunged at Lt. Caldwell with the knife.Â The rest, as they say, is history.
Jeffrey Joyce was dead of two bullet wounds to his upper left torso when he arrived at the UTMB emergency room.
The incident is being investigated by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office. Both had investigators at the scene.
Police Chief Charles Wiley who was also at the scene, said today Lt. Caldwell will be provided physcological counseling as is always the case in which an officer is involved in such an incident, and he had been taken off patrol duty and reassigned administrative duties until further notice.
The Galveston Police Department has also offered counseling assistance to the dead mans girlfriend who is also dealing with some very deep emotional issues brought on by the shooting.
"Textbook suicide by cop,"were the comments made by several officers we spoke with today, and the girlfriend agree. "That's exactly what he wanted," she remarked.