Funeral Service for Joyce Lee Tankersley, 91 of Cameron, Oklahoma will be at 2:30 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau, Oklahoma with Reverend Gus Calvo officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Cameron, Oklahoma under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, Oklahoma.
Joyce was born on August 7, 1932 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Lydia Lucille (Hostmyer) Kelso and Robert Lewis Kelso and passed away on September 26, 2023 in Cameron, Oklahoma. She was married to Paul Minor Tankersley on September 21, 1951 in Bonita, California. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Lewis Kelso, Jr.; great grandsons, William "Liam" Lyon and Jude Mapes; great granddaughter, Emberley Madison
Survivors include her husband, Paul Minor Tankersley; daughters, Susan Pickle and husband Dale; Nanci Dunn and husband Paul, Leona Loveless, and Rebecca Doyle; sons, Paul Tankersley and wife Lori, and Manny Cardoza; grandchildren, Christopher Tankersley and wife Tammy, Jennifer Morris and husband Tracey, Victoria Haynes and husband Keith, Zach Tankersley, Ashlee Pickle, Victoria Moore and husband Bill, Jamie Jarvis and husband Austin, Kyle Ward and wife Brittany, Whitney Lyon and husband Brody, Christina Massey and husband Ronnie, and Amanda Dunn; great grandchildren, Noralynn Pickle, Anna, Michael, and Rylee Hogue, William, Harper, and Bexley Moore, Lexe and Maci Pickle, Aliah Mapes, Jalen Ward, Zoie and Gage Graham, Wyatt, Tristyn, Isaiah, Kynzie and Ace Jarvis, Kylee, Isabella, Jakoby and Bristol Ward, Cheyanne and Zane Lyon, Kaitlyn Martinez, Ashlyn and Brooklyn Morris, Breydon Tankersley, Kaley Madison, Chance Hoover, Case, Cooper and Marleigh Howell, Asher, Luke and Zaydnn Haynes, Sara and Tara Lanning, Evan and Eloise Massey; great great grandchildren, Raydin Ward, Wayne McCracken, Myles Martinez, Brinlee, Harper, and Maverick Tankersley, Oaklee and Carter Madison.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Tankersley, Kyle Ward, Zach Tankersley, Breydon Tankersley, Jalen Ward, Gage Graham, Keith Haynes, and Tracy Morris.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Eli Mapes, Austin Jarvis, Anthony Freeman, Jarrett Cannon, Timmy Adams, and Dennis Morris.
Visitation will be Friday, September 29, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
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