GRANTSVILLE — Lewis J. Tice, 86, of Grantsville, died peacefully at his home on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Jonas and Savilla (Yoder) Tice. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther (Yoder) Tice; an infant daughter, Gladys Leona; three brothers, Monroe, Simon and Raymond Tice and a nephew.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Alice (Beachy) Tice; his children: David Tice and wife, Linda, Weyers Cave, Va., Stanley Tice, Grantsville, Marvin Tice, Broadway, Va., and wife, Karen, Grantsville, Phyllis Tice, Grantsville; grandchildren, Ryan Tice, Harrisonburg, Va., Lynita Tice and David Tice, II, Weyers Cave, Va., Matthew Tice, Grantsville and Miriam Bruno, West Jefferson, Ohio; sisters, Elizabeth, wife of Lester Hershberger and Melda, wife of Edward Miller, all of Grants-ville and numerous nieces and nephews.
In his lifetime, he worked as a farmer, managed and was co-owner of Casselman Valley Egg Co. Lewis and his father started T&T Builders. He was ordained as a minister and then became bishop of the Mountain View Mennonite Church. Lewis was a board member of the Amish Mennonite Aid for 20 years and had a great passion for the mission field.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville on Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Salisbury, Pa., with Pastor Jerry Yoder and Pastor Henry Tice officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Amish Mennonite Aid, c/o Ivan Beachy, 8916 Mission Home Rd., Free Union, VA 22940.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.