Joyce Ray Hadley

Joyce Ray Hadley, 74, of Pampa, Texas quietly passed to her Father’s hands on August 4, 2021 in Amarillo.  

Joyce was born March 9, 1947 in Long Beach, California to Rachel Ray Betchan and Fred Wilson Betchan.

Memorial services will be held on August 7, 2021 at 11:00am at First Assembly of God in Pampa.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo.

Joyce was married to the love of her life, Larry, for 49 years.  She was a member of First Assembly of God church.  She loved our Lord and walked every moment with Him.  Joyce graduated from cosmetology school and worked for her aunt, Neva Kuykendal for a number of years.  She was also an assistant manager at Hardee’s.  Joyce’s heart was bigger than life.  She was always loving, caring, and praying for others.  “I love you more!” was her catch phrase.  Joyce always reminded us that “everything is going to be alright”.  She was the light and life in every get together.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Lynn Howard and Dr. Lance E. Hadley; her parents, Rachel and L.C. Bailey, and Fred Betchan; a brother, Fred Betchan, Jr; an aunt and uncle, Neva and Crawford Kuykendal.

She is survived by her husband, Larry, of their home; daughter, Chloe of their home; son, Rick Howard of Pampa; son-in-law, Ezra Hadley of Amarillo; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Eddie Barnett of Pampa; sister, Deb Taylor, of Stillwater, OK; Brother and sister-in-law, Levi and Lori Bailey of Horseshoe Bay; sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Larry Williams of Keenesburg, CO;  sister and brother-in-law Becky and Richard Campbell of Lake Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Neva and Scott Sledge of Comanche.; brother, Brent Bailey of Dallas , one granddaughter, three great-granddaughters, five nieces, seven nephews, four great-nieces, and twelve great nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to First Assembly of God, Pampa, TX.

We love you to the moon and back, Joycee!


  1. Rex and Carolyn Rucker

    Joyce was one of the best people we knew. Her humor, dry at times and her laugh was contagious. It was always a pleasure to see and speak with her. I know we will miss her very much as will all those who loved her as much as us. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time of loss.

  2. Joe and Neys Brown

    Larry and family

    So sorry for the loss of Joyce. She was so full of life and will be greatly missed!

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