CANALOU -- Charles Edward Joyce, 69, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 1, 2007, at his home.
Born Aug. 6, 1937, in Clarkton, son of Ludie Skidmore Joyce of Parma and the late Reecie Joyce, he was a self-employed farmer and owner-operator and president of CSJ Inc. for 20 years, a master Mason with the Sikeston Lodge No. 310 AF&AM, and a member of the Canalou Southern Baptist Church. A former mayor of Canalou for 20 years, he was also a founding member of the Canalou Volunteer Fire Department. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
On April 15, 1961, in Bloomfield, he married Gail Holtzhouser who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Crissie Joyce of Canalou; two sisters, Rebecca Ann White of Parma and Carolyn Cornman of Malden; one granddaughter, Tori Joyce of Canalou; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one son, Keith Joyce, and one brother, Cletus Joyce.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday with the Revs. Jim Cornman, pastor of Malden Kimball Baptist Church, and Mike Cartwright, pastor of the Canalou Assembly of God Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Eric Cornman, Aaron Cornman, Gerald Vogel, Kevin Holtzhouser, David Holtzhouser and Blake Sindle.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Clarence Riddle, Kenny Carlisle, Blain Pierce, Brad Cude, Lee Joe Campbell and Rocky Lasters.