In memory of
Thomas Chambers Joyce
In memory of
Thomas Chambers Joyce
Thomas Chambers Joyce, age 82, of Birmingham, passed away peacefully at his home on October 11, 2020. Tommy was the son of Benjamin Franklin Joyce and Lucille Chambers Joyce. He graduated from Shades Valley High School and then from the University of Alabama where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduating, Tommy served in the Alabama Air National Guard 106th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron and was stationed in Dreux, France and Chaumont, France during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. He later received a graduate degree from The School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Tommy's entire career of more than thirty years was spent in banking with First National Bank/AmSouth Bank. He was the first branch manager of Mountain Brook branch located in Office park, and in 1994 was offered and accepted early retirement from AmSouth Bank when the bank downsized retiring as Vice President, Private Banking. He was happily married to Douglas Sample Burnett Joyce for nearly 50 years before she passed away on December 1, 2016. Tommy was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and as a trustee of the IPC Foundation Board. He participated in three mission trips to Africa with IPC in 2005, 2006 and 2007 helping with the maintenance and construction of school classrooms. He served on a number of boards including the Greater Birmingham Arts Alliance, the Fellowship House, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council. He was also a long-standing member of the Country Club of Birmingham. Preceding him in death were his wife, Douglas Sample Burnett Joyce, his parents, Frank and Lucille Joyce, and his brother, Frank Joyce. He is survived by his two sons, Thomas Chambers Joyce, Jr. (Tracy) of Birmingham and James Sample Joyce of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, grandchildren Thomas Chambers Joyce, III and Marilyn Douglas Joyce of Birmingham and Lily Anna Joyce and Julia Frances Joyce of Mobile. The family will have a private memorial service on Thursday, October 15th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation, 3100 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205.
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In memory of
Thomas Chambers Joyce
Thomas Chambers Joyce, age 82, of Birmingham, passed away peacefully at his home on October 11, 2020. Tommy was the son of Benjamin Franklin Joyce and Lucille Chambers Joyce. He graduated from Shades Valley High School and then from the University of Alabama where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduating, Tommy served in the Alabama Air National Guard 106th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron and was stationed in Dreux, France and Chaumont, France during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. He later received a graduate degree from The School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Tommy's entire career of more than thirty years was spent in banking with First National Bank/AmSouth Bank. He was the first branch manager of Mountain Brook branch located in Office park, and in 1994 was offered and accepted early retirement from AmSouth Bank when the bank downsized retiring as Vice President, Private Banking. He was happily married to Douglas Sample Burnett Joyce for nearly 50 years before she passed away on December 1, 2016. Tommy was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and as a trustee of the IPC Foundation Board. He participated in three mission trips to Africa with IPC in 2005, 2006 and 2007 helping with the maintenance and construction of school classrooms. He served on a number of boards including the Greater Birmingham Arts Alliance, the Fellowship House, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council. He was also a long-standing member of the Country Club of Birmingham. Preceding him in death were his wife, Douglas Sample Burnett Joyce, his parents, Frank and Lucille Joyce, and his brother, Frank Joyce. He is survived by his two sons, Thomas Chambers Joyce, Jr. (Tracy) of Birmingham and James Sample Joyce of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, grandchildren Thomas Chambers Joyce, III and Marilyn Douglas Joyce of Birmingham and Lily Anna Joyce and Julia Frances Joyce of Mobile. The family will have a private memorial service on Thursday, October 15th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation, 3100 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205.
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