Robert G. Joyce PDF Print E-mail

Mr. Robert “Bob” G. Joyce, 69, of Prosperity, widower of Ardene Baumhauer Joyce, entered into rest on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at his residence.

Bob was born on December 10, 1942, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Joseph Joyce Jr. and Mary L. Joyce of St. Louis, MO. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1961 and attended Harris Teachers College as well as Southeast Missouri State. Bob spent five years with the St. Louis Police Department and ten years with St. Louis County Police Department. He held various positions including eight years on the Pistol Team and six years as the Departments Helicopter Pilot as he held a commercial pilots license as well as an instructors pilot license. Bob worked for 3M Electrical Products Division for eighteen years prior to his retirement. Bob's passion was hunting, and target shooting, reloading ammunition and competitive shooting.

He is survived by his parents, Joe and Mary Joyce of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Julie A. Boland and her husband H. Scott Boland, and a grandson, Brandon Boland all of Prosperity; brother-in-law, Drew Baumhauer and his wife, Jakie Baumhauer of Cedar Rapids, IA and was uncle to Jill Wilkinson, Scott Kempf, Kris Kempf, Andrew Baumhauer III and Ashley Grabe and a cousin to Gary Schafer and his wife, Mary, Greg Schafer and his wife Karen.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri County, 13795 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#7 D & H Baumhauer 2012-01-30 20:32
Uncle Bob, may you now rest in peace with Aunt Dene and all the rest of our family who left us too soon. The recent "discovery" of hundreds of old family slides closes the distance between our families. I look back on all of the family events and pictures with you and your family and can tell how much you loved and valued them. I hope you have any weapon at your disposal and unlimited ammo!


Drew III
#6 D and J Baumhauer 2012-01-29 10:47
We will always remember the great times we had at family gatherings on Hilltop and Aqua Ridge. How can we forget you flying the helicopter over our house at all hours of the day and night and finding a practice “bomb” in our front yard! Bob, you were such a proud father, taking several million pictures of Julie as a baby and little girl! You enjoyed your motorcycles that were always spotless. Your intensity with your work and hobbies was unbelievable. Anything you set your mind to do was perfection.
Even though you were so far away, we always knew we could give you a call and talk about anything. We could never figure out why you called me “comrade” and why I called you “Robert”. We’ll miss that.
We know you and Dene are together now and that helps us to cope with your loss. Bet you guys are camping, making birdhouses, target shooting, or on the road on one of your motorcycles!
God Bless our brother-in-law and lead him safely home to Dene.

With Much Love and Sadness
Drew and Jackie
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-01-26 14:45
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of our Brother. My apologies for the delay in responding. What a great career of service to our country. May God bless you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#4 Kelly Warren 2012-01-26 08:54
Julie: I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed the time I spent with your Dad and enjoyed his company. Thank you for allowing us to take care of him. Take care and call if you need anything. Kelly Warren, Hospice Care of Tri-County
#3 Sebrena Matthews 2012-01-23 08:08
Mr. Bob, you were a joy to talk to and I wish I could have heard more stories from you. You are at peace and Julie will be o.k.
#2 Missy Livingston 2012-01-22 21:20
So sorry to hear about your daddy. You are in my prayers.
#1 Anita O. Kinard 2012-01-22 19:47
Julie, Brandon and Scott, You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Bob and Dene were great neighbors and friends! They helped to see our children to adulthood and I know they would've loved the grandbabies! If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask! GOD Bless! Danny, Anita and Family