Billy Merrill Tice, 85, of Owensboro, went to his heavenly home while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky on October 24, 2019. He was born on September 17, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Merrill Charles & Bertha Tice. Bill was retired from National Linen Service after 29 years as Plant Manager working in Owensboro, Lexington, and Beaumont, TX. He was also retired from Marriot Management Services in Reno, NV. After coming back home to Owensboro he worked for Summit Golf Course and Welborn's Florist. He was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church and was the past master of the Masonic Lodge #130. He graduated from Owensboro Technical High School where he played basketball. Bill was a big U.K. and Kentucky Wesleyan basketball fan. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, working jigsaw puzzles and listening to Alan Jackson's gospel music.
In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Kay Tice Colbert on March 25, 2019, and two sisters, Shirley Shelton and Betty Jane Payne.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 wonderful years, Dorothy Hale Tice; a granddaughter, Mindi Mills (Rodney); a grandson, Jarad Howard; and two great-grandsons, Jayden and Isaac Mills.
Services will be Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation is from 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 27 and after 9:00 am on Monday at the funeral home.
Expression of sympathy may take form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY, 42301.
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