Joyce Allene (Knight) Stockman of Milburn passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. She was born December 3, 1934 to Ben Knight and Lula (Patterson) Knight in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Joyce married James Stockman on August 1, 1953 in Texas City, Texas. This union lasted until James' death. Being a military wife, Joyce traveled to many different places during the 29 years James served in the United States Army. They were stationed in Vermont in 1977 when James retired and they made their home in Ardmore. Joyce later moved to Milburn to be near her daughter.
Joyce enjoyed life. She loved dancing, traveling, and going to garage sales. She collected salt and pepper shakers, thimbles, John Wayne memorabilia, and clocks. She loved all of her collections and according to family, she wouldn't sell any of it. She would loan items to family members but it was just a loan. Every year, Joyce travelled to Branson, Mo. with her family and was planning to go again this year as well. Although she didn't drive, she still had a valid drivers license and wasn't willing to part with it either. Joyce enjoyed time with her granddaughter, Keysha and 3 month old great-granddaughter as well.
Joyce was preceded in death by both parents, husband, James Stockman; son, Billy Stockman; brothers, Guy Knight, Otis Knight, Bob Knight, and Leroy Knight; and sister, Violet Vance.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicky McCarthick and husband, Glenn of Milburn; brother, Carl Knight of Tulsa; granddaughters, Keysha Esslinger and husband, Brenton, Heather Mosier and husband, Dustin, Deann Henagar and husband, Gordan; and great-granddaughter, Kinzlea Esslinger.
Graveside services will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10 am at Hillcrest Memorial Park located at 1610 C St. SE Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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