Joyce Virginia Chaney Spears, 93, of Lampasas died on Oct. 9, 2020.
A come-and-go visitation will be Oct. 14 from 1-5 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.
Joyce was born on Feb. 3, 1927 to Marion Mack Chaney and Mabel Eugenia Bridges Chaney in Canton, Texas.
She grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1945.
Joyce married Judson Taylor “J.T.” Spears on Jan. 1, 1946 in Matador, Texas after his return from service in World War II. The couple resided in Floydada until 1958, when they relocated to Lampasas. They were married for 56 years.
Upon moving to Lampasas, Joyce joined the workforce for Powell's Supply and then Peoples National Bank, where she retired in 1989.
Joyce was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Lampasas. She enjoyed sewing, and collecting coins and Elvis Presley memorabilia.
She was preceded in death by her sisters Salina Cullene Chaney and Norma Gene Chaney Caylor, her husband, and son, John Thomas Spears.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Janis Diane Spears of Burnet; grandchildren Laurie Hamilton, Angela Whithers, Jason Hamilton, Sloan Spears, William Spears, Randee Hamilton and Steven Spears; and nine great-grandchildren.