Ira Raymond Joy

Services for Ira Raymond Joy, 83, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Church of the First Born in Prairie View, with Chuck Bashaw officiating. Interment was held at the Dolberg Cemetery under the direction DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Ira Raymond Joy, a resident of Prairie View, was born November 24, 1934 in Providence, Rhode Island to Ira Ramey and Mary Madeline (White) Joy. He passed away Tuesday, August 7, in Prairie View, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 13 days. He grew up in Mena, Arkansas, and had lived in Lubbock, Texas for over 30 years.. He lived in Abilene, Texas for 10 years before moving to the Prairie View area in 1999. Raymond had worked in construction. He attended the Church of the First Born, and was a 32degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Lora Joy, of Greensboro, NC; three sons and daughters-in-law, Chad E. Joy and Haley, of Dallas, TX, Nathan Joy, of San Antonio, TX and Cody Joy and Jana, of Harlingen, TX; five grandchildren, Dana, Jordan, Shayne, Savannah, Lane; one great grandchild, Julia; two brothers, Billy Joy and Ralph Joy and two sisters, Carol Sue Seitz and Janet Pritsch. Pallbearers will be Ricky Hall, Andy Miller, Chad Joy, Trey Naron, Nathan Joy and Cody Joy. Online condolences may be sent to

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