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Joyce Evelyn Parker Hagle, 93, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born in 1923 in Corsicana. She is the daughter of Lucille Kent Parker and Lonnie Parker. Joyce attended high school in Corsicana where after graduation she married her longtime childhood sweetheart, Col. (Ret) Carl M. Hagle. Joyce and Carl were married for over 67 years. Joyce was a dedicated Air Force Officer's wife, mother of four children, avid golfer, loved to entertain, play bridge and held her pilot's license. She was an avid and huge San Antonio Spurs fan and did not miss a game no matter how late it was on and usually was on the phone with friends telling them how they were doing. Her friends describe her as joyful, spirited, fierce, highly independent and faithful. She was a member of Coker United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was involved with Coker's Sharing and Caring Group. Joyce was involved with the golf unit with her husband in the Alzafar Shrine in San Antonio and "8" some Golf Group for over 50 years.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Roy Leeds; brother, James Parker; her son, Lt. Col. (Ret) Donald H. Hagle and her soul mate, Carl.
She is survived by her sons, Roy David Hagle, Michael K. Hagle and wife Mary Clarke Hagle; daughter, Holly D Hagle; daughter-in-law, Lynette Hagle; grandchildren, Kerri and her husband Dane Bear, Kasey and her husband T.J. Williams and Senior Airman Geoffrey Hagle; their mother, Merri Hagle; and the delight of her life, her great grandchildren, Averi and Gavin Bear and Tristan Williams. She is also survived by her devoted and protective companion, Susie, who was always by her side.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Porter Loring North Chapel with pastor David Blanco officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Donald Hagle Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Grapeland Methodist Church, PO Box 457, Grapeland, Texas 75844; and Canyon Lake Animal Shelter, 2170 Old Sattler Road, Startzville, TX 78133.
Published on April 19, 2017
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