Joyce Wayne Clounch, 90, passed from this life on November 20, 2020 at Ridgecrest
Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Forney, TX. A visitation will be held at New Hope
Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6 pm-8 pm. Her funeral service will be
held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10 am at New Hope Funeral Home followed by a
short graveside service at Grove Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Clounch was born on the 6th of June, 1930 in Dallas,Texas to James and Mable Harmon
during the Great Depression. She married Lindy Clounch on January 25, 1948. Together, they
became caregivers for Lindy’s young brothers, William D and James Howard Clounch, after the
boys’ mother passed away. She later birthed 3 of her own children. Cordell Wayne Clounch
was born on July 28th, 1954 and died on August 2, 1954, a few days after his birth. James
Kevin Clounch was born on November 13,1957 and later passed from this life in August 2004.
Her last child, Cynthia Kay Clounch was born on November 20, 1959. After raising her two
surviving children, Ms. Clounch became a young widow, when Lindy became ill and passed of
lung cancer on June 27, 1980. She worked for many years thereafter as a telephone operator
for Montgomery Ward. She also spent time helping raise her grandchildren, Craig and Lorinda
Boyd. She later moved in with her father and cared for him for the last several years of his life.
Ms. Clounch opened her heart and home to many people throughout the years. She was a kind
loving gentle soul. She loved with passion and consistently gave of her heart, time and money
to help those in need. She always had spare change in her console or coin purse, for candy or
a drink for the children in her care. Her laugh was constant and contagious. She always put a
positive spin on things and tried to help one see the bright side of life and positive traits of other
people. She enjoyed happy songs and two-stepping in the living room. She was a simple
woman, who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. The most important things in her life were
family and love. Her sweet gentle presence will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Clounch Willis; four grandchildren, Craig Wayne Boyd,
Joshua James Clounch, Lorinda Kay Boyd Litke, and Courtney Hoy Clounch; fourteen
great-grandchildren, Jaxon Wayne Boyd, Dakota Lynn Boyd, Graydon Scott Boyd, Boston
James Boyd, Liam Clounch, Asher Clounch, Presley Sasser, Jake Sasser, Tryston Michael
Litke, Ariana Kay Litke, Ashton Wayne Litke, Easton James Litke, Austin Plummer, Jordan
Winter, and Kendra Hoy.