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Delbert Duwayne Joy, 59, of West Terre Haute passed away peacefully at 5:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in his home. He was born April 10, 1958, in Terre Haute, to James Joy and Virginia Hedden Joy.
Survivors include three children, Rickey Joy, Stacey Joy, and Amie Joy and her husband Creighton Napier; six sisters, Sarah Joy, Ike McCallister, Exie Dickerson, Connie Wood, Mary Evans, and Melody Ordway; three brothers, Edward Joy, Stanley Joy, and Ronnie Joy; five grandchildren, Jacob Ritchie, Emily Ritchie, Charlie Moore, Alivia Moore, Kennady Joy, and one on the way; many nieces, nephews, and cousins including, Timmy Hedden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Joy; and a sister, Linda Sarson Anderson.
Delbert enjoyed working in his garage and mowing.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Dunlap Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana University; Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center; 535 Barnhill Drive; Indianapolis, IN 46202. Fitzpatrick Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Published on November 20, 2017
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