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Richard A. Joy

January 1, 1955 — March 2, 2023

Maple Hill


Richard A. Joy, 68, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023, at his home in Maple Hill.

He was born January 1, 1955, in Topeka, the son of George and Myrtle Bacon Joy.

Richard retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service.  He served as a fire watcher aboard the USS Spruance.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Barbara Keller and a brother, Len Spencer.

Survivors include his siblings, Mary Joy, Rhonda Webber, Tammy Marrow, Carla Joy, Becky Carter, and Ned Ralph; Stepchildren, Daniel Ballenger and Jennifer Ballenger.

Private inurnment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
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