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Joyce Carolynn Ruppel

December 23, 1938 — October 2, 2023

Brentwood

Joyce Carolynn Ruppel

 

Joyce Carolynn Ruppel, age 84 of Brentwood, TN went peacefully to be with the Lord on October 2, 2023.

 

Joyce was born in Sanford, NC on December 23, 1938, daughter of the late Robert Craven & Ruby Jane Johnson. She went to school at Deep River High School, Sanford, NC. She graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1961, with a Degree in Art. She worked as a Art Teacher in Delaware until she met the charming Capt. Ruppel, assigned to Dover Air Force Base. She married Robert Dawson Ruppel on June 15, 1963, in Dover, Delaware. She loved working as an art teacher in the schools, until motherhood called in 1964. She loved crafting and anything artistic! From making Stained Glass windows, Ceramics, Paper and Card making to decorating her home for the holidays and special events. She spent hours in her yard making sure her flowers and plants were taken care of. She loved and could grow anything! She LOVED her friends and family deeply, especially her 5 grandchildren and her cats, Zoe and Murphy.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Craven and Ruby Jane Johnson, Nephew Benjamin E. Johnson.

 

Survivors include Husband of 60 years, Robert D. Ruppel, Randall Craven Ruppel (Sharelle) of Murfreesboro, TN, Kurt Dawson Ruppel (Sharon) of Oak Ridge, NC, Carolyn Ruppel Evans (John) of San Antonio, TX. Brother Robert Johnson (Vivian) of Whiteville, NC. Grandchildren, Nathan, Caroline, Annabelle, Craven and Addison. Murphy and Zoe, her feline babies

 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Franklin, TN where a celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 2:00 PM.

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: American Cancer Society. www.donate.cancer.org or Scouts of America www.scouting.org

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service

3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

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Funeral Service

Sunday, October 8, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service

3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

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