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William "Bill" Graham Bice
After a short but courageous fight, William (Bill) Graham Bice, age 81, lost his battle with cancer on October 20, 2018. “If we live, we live for the Lord and when we die, we die for the Lord” Romans 14:8. Bill was a member of Marion Pentecostal Holiness Church and Matson Presbyterian Chapel. Anyone who knew Bill, knew he loved his Lord, his churches, his family and friends and he especially loved and cherished his three grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Viola Bice; parents James Wiley Bice and Ocie Viola Neal ; five brothers, Robert, Tommy, Jimmy, Ray and Roy (Stick) Bice; six sisters, Catherine Snow, Virginia Crawley, Juanita Bice, Mary Doane, Dorothy Hayden , Shirley Holmes; father and mother- in -law, Scott and Louise Lovern; sister -in-law, Frances and husband, Bob Stamper; several nieces and nephews; special friends who joined him in his home going including Robert May, Bryan Childress, Sonny Perkins and Ralph Robinette.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Brenda Lovern Bice; daughter DiAnna Bice and partner James Wingler; niece who was more like a daughter, Franki Fuller and husband Rusty; special nephew Dustin Stamper and his children Gage, Liam and Addisyn; three very special grandchildren who were the most precious to him, Travis William Doane, Kaydan Cora Frances ,Tryson Samuel Bryant Wingler; along with several very special nieces and nephews. Bill also had several little buddies that he adored including Lucas Stables, Baylee Smith, Alexis and Riley Fields, and Emma and Colt Norman. Bill leaves behind several lifelong friends including Clyde Cox, Donnie Groseclose, Donald Mutter and Ancil Stephens.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Seaver- Brown Chapel at 7 p.m. with Pastor Don Mutter presiding. Special music by Wendy Boyd and Henry Thomas. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery.
To share memories of William Bice, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Bill's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.
Brenda, DiAnna & Family, We are so sorry and heartbroken. We have so many fond memories of such a wonderful man. He always made you feel so special when he saw you. Always had a smile on his face and open arms for a hug. Garden time won't be the same, gonna miss his calls about his tomatoes and potatoes. He was always so proud! Bob couldn't have had a better friend than than his buddy Chicken. Heaven certainly gained a beautiful person. Thoughts and prayers now and the days ahead. We love you all.
Suzanne May, Robyn & Rick Akers Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM
I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of Brother Bill. He was a wonderful man who loved Christ with all of his heart . I am so sorry for your loss , but I know you take comfort in knowing he is at rest with his Lord. God Bless you all .You are in our prayers . Your servants in Christ Jesus , Rick and Lisa Shuler .
Rick Shuler Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of Bills passing he was good and kind man I worked with him for many years at the State Hospital
Dennis Hall Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of William Graham Bice
Dennis Hall Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
DiAnna, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you and your family and gives you comfort and peace. Just know that your dad has a brand new body and he is shouting while running the streets of gold. He has earned his rewards for being a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa
Lisa Phipps Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
Im so sorry to hear of Bills illness and passing. I worked with Bill at the hospital for many years and have lots of memories of him. Prayers for your comfort and peace as I know that Bill is rejoicing at his homecoming on the other side.
Connie Harris Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
John and I have been attending the Marion PH Church for awhile on Sunday and Wednesday nights and Bill had a great testimony for the Lord. Hard for family now but Bill has been made whole and is sitting on JESUS' lap and at death of a born again believer is just the beginner of life for eternity. God's Amazing Love to you all.
John and Debbie Blevins Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
Brenda and DiAnn, So sorry to hear about Bill's illness and passing. I will always remember Bill sitting on the back pew of our little church on Matson Drive. He always told my mom that she had the prettiest white hair. Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, dad and friend. Tina Williams
Tina Williams Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry for your Loss
Cheryl Price Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM
Is was truly an honor to have known you. We was extended family for the start. You will be greatly missed pawpaw Bill. Now is your time to rest, rest free from all the pain and sickness. We love you. And praying for all of our extended family members .
Michelle Fields Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM