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1302 Seventh Street
Wilson, OK 73463
Phone: (580) 668-2426
Fax: (580)-701-2576

Wanda "Joy" Joyce Adams (emerson)

Saturday, July 2nd, 1938 - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Wilson - Funeral Services for Mrs. Wanda Joyce "Joy" (Emerson) Adams, 80, of Healdton, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2019, at Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson with Rev. Spence McConnell officiating. Interment will follow at Bomar Point Cemetery in Wilson.

Joy was born on July 2, 1938, at Muenster, TX to the late Mr. Wyile Emerson and Mrs. Modell (Crouch) Emerson. She departed this life Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Oklahoma City.

Joy was raised primarily at Zaneis attending and graduating high school there in 1956. She married Mr. Billy Gene Adams on March 10, 1956, at the Zaneis Baptist Church. They followed Billy's employment residing at Pauls Valley, Altus, and Ardmore, before settling in Healdton in 1966. Joy operated the Healdton Answering Service which she owned with husband, Billy. They operated out of their home in Healdton where they answered phones for many local oil companies and other business within the area. After retiring from the Answering Service, , Joy was employed as a receptionist at Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson where she continued to work for as long as her health allowed.
Joy was always a stickler for details and enjoyed working on the family genealogy and was a member of the DAR. She also enjoyed writing poetry and always enjoyed her canine friends, but most of all Joy was happiest being with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is her parents; husband, Billy - Aug. 20, 2012, and a son, Craig Adams- April 1, 1978.

Survivors include her daughters, Diana Trammell, Debbie Holder, both of Healdton and Pam Fletcher and husband Ben of Alba, TX; sisters, Wylene Alston of Silsbee, TX, Jo Dean Tiner and husband Robert of Lake Kiowa, TX and Jennifer Tynes and husband Ray of Zaneis; grandchildren, Josh Holder and wife Kari, Jared Holder and wife Anna, Jill Brown and husband Dustin, Clayton Smith and wife Ashley, Cristen Tucker and husband Cody, Buddy Wyrick and wife Tami, Brandon Wyrick and wife Amanda and Hunter Wyrick and wife Shelby; great-grandchildren, Lydia Holder, Charlie Holder, Landon Brown, Baylor Brown, Austin and Ashlyn Brown, Tucker and Tate Wyrick, Riley and Blakelyn Wyrick, Hudson, Beau and Cooper Smith, Kaylen, Maleighna and Jay Fletcher, and one more on the way; numerous other family and friends

Pallbearers will be Josh Holder, Jared Holder, Clayton Smith, Dustin Brown, Cody Tucker, and Ray Tynes.

Family visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home in Wilson.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Alexander Gray Funeral Home - Wilson
    1302 7th Street
    WILSON, OK 73463
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  • Service

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    Alexander Gray Funeral Home - Wilson
    1302 7th Street
    WILSON, OK 73463
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Bomar Point Cemetery
    Wilson 73463


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Margaret Vail

Posted at 07:52am
I am sorry for your loss. Soon sickness, old age and death will be gone forever. (Revelation 21:3,4) God has promise to resurrect our love ones. (Isaiah 26:19)

Jolene Jackson-Wilson & Pearlene Jackson

Posted at 05:49pm
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of Joy’s family.

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Nedra (Crouch) Baugh

Posted at 07:54pm
Sending family and friends my heartfelt sympathy, and hoping you have moments of peace and tender reflections of life with Joy. Years have passed since I last visited with Joy. I remember many of our family gatherings at Grandmother and Grandad Crouch's home and our family gatherings at Turner Falls as we were growing up. Oh, and the fishing trips to Lake Texoma. I remember the way cousin Joy would duck her head and grin with a short little laugh when she heard or said something funny. I'm ashamed that I never made at effort to tell her how much I appreciated the genealogy information that she so generously provided all these years.

Wylene Alston

Posted at 01:10pm
With loving memories of "Wanda "Joy" Adams",Love, Wylene Alston,Roland,Wesley, Susie and Our Families.
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