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“I am sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sandra Ferguson Hediger - TX

“I'm so sorry about Joy. Sympathies and prayers to the family. Vonda and Kristen KitchelWylie George ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Vonda Kitchel - Amarillo, TX

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
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“Our sympathy to the family. Donald was a classmate and lifelong friend of Joy and Joe. Joy always had a sweet smile for everyone and had a...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Donald and Mavis Reecer - Alto, NM

“Joy was my mother's best friend. Joy was one of the sweetest women I have ever met, I loved her so much and am so sorry for all of the family.My...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Penny Sturgess - Tulia, TX

“Our hearts break for the Assiter family; we hope you find some semblance of comfort in knowing you will see her again someday in heaven.Love,G & M ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Muffy Bennett - Phoenix, AZ


Joy Keeter Assiter, 84, of Floydada, died Friday, April 29, 2016. Services will be at 10:00 a.m.,, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Floydada. Burial will follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park Cemetery.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada . Arrangements are by Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.

Joy was born January 3, 1932, in Erick, OK to Claude Keeter and Fannie Wolf Keeter. Joy started school in Quitaque, TX and graduated from Lockney High School as Miss Lockney High. She married the love of her life, Tommy Assiter, on December 25, 1949, in Portales, NM. Joy enjoyed raising her three children and later became the branch manager of Plainview Savings and Loan in downtown Floydada. Joy and Tommy were the third of four generations of Assiters that lived on the same sections of land south of town. Joy and Tommy started the Assiter "Punkin" Ranch that became her pride and joy. Generations of families have started their fall traditions with an Assiter "punkin" making the "big red barn" on the Ralls Highway their destination. Joy was proud to be a part of the Floyd County Community and showed her support by participating in many organizations. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Red Hat Society, Lockney 49ers, and First United Methodist Church.

Joy is survived by her sons, Tim Assiter and wife Michelle, Tom "Spanky" Assiter and wife Amy; her daughter, Darla Carthel and husband Jack; her grandchildren, Memori Jackson and Kenneth, Bandy Assiter, Kelsey Deerinwater and Steven, Nic Roy, Helena Roy, Ali Kranz and Robert, Brittany Sparks, Julia Sparks, Careese Wood and Josh, Candice Himelrick and Tadd, and Colton Carthel and Madison; 19 great-grandchildren; and her twin brother, Joe Keeter.

The family suggests memorials be to First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky St., Floydada TX, 79235; Spirit of Sharing, 619 E. Houston St., Floydada, TX 79235; or a favorite charity.