Lavon Joice, 87

Lavon O. Joice, 87, of Montpelier passed away Friday night.  He was born on May 9, 1927 in Northwest Township, Ohio to Orville K. and Lalah L. (Tingley) Joice.  Lavon served in the United States Army during World War II.  On June 12, 1949 he married Edith “Dolly” Towns and she preceded him in death.

Lavon attended Madison Church of God and First Church of Amboy.  He retired from the United States Postal Office after 28 years as an Assistant Post Master and Clerk in Montpelier.

He is survived by two sons, Steven K. Joice of Montpelier, Greg (Nonnie) Joice of Pioneer; two daughters Pamela R. Joice of Montpelier, Karen E. Joice of Corsicana, Texas; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and nephew Marc Joice of Montpelier.

Lavon was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 61 years “Dolly” in February of 2010, one brother W. Dale Joice in 2000 and grandson Nick Vasko in July of 1994.

Visitation for Lavon will be on Friday November 21st from 2-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Saturday at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Wilder and Pastor Charles D. Gray to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with Military Rites provided by the Montpelier Veterans.  Donations may be made to Williams County Humane Society.

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