Dale Joy, 74

Dale F. Joy, 74, North Manchester, passed away on Nov. 15 at his residence. He was born July 5, 1939 in South Whitley to Omer and Opal (Elkins) Joy.

Dale graduated from Roann High School in 1957. He was a collector of many things, with a special passion for unusual rocks, coins, bottles and glass. He also enjoyed woodworking and photography. Dale retired from Orthopedic Precision Instruments in Roann after 26 years. He married Phyllis Williamson on Feb. 27, 1959. She passed away Oct. 11, 1993. He married Joyce (Huffman) Middleton on Aug. 21, 1999. She survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Susan (Kurt) Carver, Warsaw and Kristine (Jeffrey) Tucker, Claypool; two sons, Ralph Joy, St. Cloud, Fla. and Robert Lee Joy, Pierceton; one sister, Elizabeth Peters, Texas; a stepson, Randy (Linda) Middleton, North Manchester; two stepdaughters, Karen (Terry) Hewitt and Diane (Brian) Haupert, both of North Manchester; three grandsons; one granddaughter, one great-grandson; two step grandchildren and give step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one grandson, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Calling hours are on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Burial will follow in Roann Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the North Manchester Center for History c/o North Manchester Historical Society, PO Box 361, North Manchester, IN 46962.

Posted on 2013 Nov 18