Richard “Rick” Joyce, 61, of Lake Mary, Florida passed away March 11, 2015 at Orlando Hospital in Florida. He had an eight year battle with kidney disease.
He was born in Alton on November 19, 1953 the son of Lester and Beverly (Meisenheimer) Joyce.
On July 27, 1974, he married Nela Estrada of Ecuador.
He was an Auto Technician for BMW and Acura. He loved spending time with family, working on cars, watching movies, and listening to music of all kinds.
He is survived by his mother, wife, two sons Rick Joyce of Clermont, FL and Randy (Rachel) Joyce of Crestview, FL; four grandchildren Kaden, Collin, Evey, and Lucas Joyce; one brother Roger (Linda) Joyce of Godfrey, two sisters Linda Ventimiglia of Alton and Vickie (Dan) Murphy of Godfrey; two nieces Jennifer (Chris) Link of Godfrey and Leslie Murphy of O’Fallon, MO; three nephews Adam Joyce of Alton, Aaron (Ellen) Joyce of Alton, and Clinton Murphy of O’Fallon, IL; also close family and friends in FL.
He was preceded in death by his father and infant sister, Rose Mary Joyce.
In celebration of his life, visitation and services were held at Northland Church in Florida.
Memorials may be directed to The Kidney Foundation