Dr. James Joy, Chairman
Dr. James Joy was born and raised in the small farm town of Humeston, located in south central Iowa. As the son of farming parents, James did all the things most farm kids would do helping out around the farm like growing corn and soybeans, bailing hay as well as raising cattle and sheep.
James completed his undergraduate studies at Central College in Pella, Iowa and then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1988. He completed a one year hospital based General Practice Residency with the V.A. Hospital and University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
James and his wife, Carolyn, came to Hartselle in 1989 when he joined the g's dental practice of Dr. Roland King. The following year James took over the practice and has been practicing dentistry in the same location ever since. Dr. Joy and Carolyn, who is currently a Kroger pharmacist in Decatur, have two children, Ryan and Rebecca, both who are in college and recently welcomed their daughter-in-law Hannah to the family when she and Ryan married.
Dr. James Joy currently serves as the Chairman of the Hartselle City Schools Board of Education.