RUSHVILLE — James L. Dice, 67, a life-long Rush County resident, passed away Oct. 14, 2013, in Rushville. He was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Rushville to Gene and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Dice. He was a 1966 graduate of New Salem High School. Jim married Brenda Land on June 3, 1966, and she survives.
He served in the US Army from 1966-68.
Jim worked many years for GE Wire Mill in Shelbyville, BCA in Greensburg and Fujitsu Ten in Rushville. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Rushville and the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department. Jim was a founding member of the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department, serving as fireman, board member, assistant chief and chief throughout his many years of service.
In addition to his wife, Brenda, of Rushville, he is survived by a son, Ben and wife Kathy Dice of Shelbyville; daughters, Jamie Mason and husband Kevin and Shelly Thompson, all of Rushville; a brother, Butch and wife Phyllis Dice of Connersville; sisters, Nancy Heck and husband Danny of Shelbyville and Penny Bockover and husband Stan of Rushville; grandchildren, James Dice, Cassie Mason and Kyle Robbins; step granddaughters, Katy Gaines and Brandi Epperson; and great grandchildren, Dreyton Epperson and Kamdyn and Kilyn Gaines. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two granddaughters and a son in law.
Services with fireman honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, where friends are welcome to visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Leonard Dice will preside and burial will be in Rushville's East Hill Cemetery. The Rush County Veteran's Honor Guard will provide military rites at the graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.