Joyce Jay Hunter, born October 31, 1934, left this earth peacefully October 26, 2017 to join her beloved husband Quinn Hunter in heaven.


Joyce was born and raised in Van Alstyne, Texas. At the age of 15 she entered North Texas State University graduating at the age of 19.


Joyce married Quinn Hunter on July 24, 1953 and began her teaching career in Springfield, Missouri as a new bride at the age of 19. An outstanding, loving and gifted teacher for 34 years, Joyce was honored with the nomination for The Ross Perot Teaching Excellence Award. She finished her last 22 years teaching in Richardson ISD.


In 1973, Joyce met Liz Barton on the 1st day of school. Both were wearing the same dress. They quickly became lifetime friends and simultaneously enrolled at SMU in a Master’s program where both finished with a 4.0 GPA.


Another close friend, Jeanne Case, introduced Joyce’s husband Quinn to the world of Barber Shop singing in 1965. For the next 50 years that was Joyce and Quinn’s passion and hobby. They enjoyed many great Barber Shop trips to competitions around the U.S. and the world including performances in England and Scotland with an incredible trip to Paris. Joyce was thrilled to watch Quinn compete with The Vocal Majority while winning 11 World Championships!


In 2009, Joyce and Quinn moved into the home of her only child Marla, son in law Mike Nunally and granddaughter Peyton to enjoy her final years with family.


Joyce’s friends were extremely important to her and their mutual love and admiration for Joyce was incredible. Thanks to Jim, Judy andGreg Clancy, Ruth Ann and Gary Parker, Diane amd Benny Valek, Jeanne Case, Wendy DeCrow, Linda and Dean Clubb, Liz and Craig Morrow, her Care Givers Lisa Thompson and Keisha Jackson and many more close friends.


Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Van Alstyne Cemetery in Van Alstyne. Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas. Donations may be made to The Vocal Majority. Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home and Crematory in Van Alstyne, Texas. You may sign the online guest book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com.