Clipped From Springfield Leader and Press
John Oanforth will be the fea tured speaker. '! Rites '''Sunday For Nixa Man Death in Memphis Is Called Suicide Funeral services will be held Sunday for Leon H. Joy. 52. of Nixa, Who was found dead about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in a hotel room in Memphis, Tenn. Joy's death has been attribut ed to suicide by hanging, ac cording to a Memphis newspaper newspaper reporter. Fellow employes of Campbell 66 Express in Springfield, for whom Joy was a truck driver, told officers they called for Joy on the telephone and he faUed to answer. They kicked in the door to the room and found him hanging hanging from a blanket loopea over the top of a closet door. He was nude and had a blindfold on his eyes. - v . .ari:.!...t. Lt. Barry Linville, of the Memphis police, was quoted as saying, "Medical examination revealed that Mr. Joy hanged himself." Joy is survived by his wife, Winifred; one son, Richard, Tampa, Fla.; his mother, Mrs. Mabel Joy, Hedlands, Calif.; one brother, Karl, Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Hale, Yucaipa, Calif., and Mrs. Anita Kennedy, Henderson, Nev.; one grandson. ' Services will be at 2 p.m. Sun-day. Sun-day. Sun-day. in. Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial wiU be in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, Republic, under direction of Cantrell of Republic. Cantrell of Republic is in charge of arrangements.