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Ignatius Samuel “Bunks” Joy Jr., 77, of Hollywood died Jan. 14, 2013, in Charlotte Hall.
Born July 27, 1935, in Leonardtown, he was the son of the late Ignatius Samuel Joy Sr. and Theresa Frances Johnson Joy.
He was the husband of Norma Grace “Sue” Joy, whom he married in Leonardtown. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 1997.
He is survived by his siblings, Margaret Burch (Len) of Riverside, Calif., and Thomas Eugene Joy (Norma Jean) of Hollywood. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Phillip B. Joy of Hollywood, Elizabeth McCoy of Baltimore, Mary Lillian Dunbar of Fredericksburg, Va., and William McGuire Joy of Mechanicsville.
He graduated from Margaret Brent High School and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1958. He worked as a carpenter at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center in civil service, retiring in 1997.
The family received friends and a funeral service was held Jan. 17 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown. Deacon Bill Nickerson officiated. Interment took place at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown. Pallbearers were Thomas E. Joy II, Wayne Bean, Steve Joy, James Joy, Michael Joy and William Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622; and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.