Victor M. “Butch” Grice

Published 6:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2006

Services for Victor M. “Butch” Grice, of Grapevine, Texas,formerly of Brandon, are 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the EpiscopalChurch of the Redeemer. Interment will be a private service forfamily only. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Grice, 64, died Feb. 15, 2006, of complications followingheart surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He was born inBrookhaven on Feb. 17, 1941, to Luther C. and Esther B. Grice.

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Prior to moving to Grapevine, he was vice president and co-ownerof Dixie Rubber Stamp and Seal Co., of Jackson, together with hisbusiness partner and friend, the late C. Coleman Frye Jr. He wasemployed as an account executive with DFW Signs of Keller, Texas,at the time of his death. During his years in Jackson, Mr. Gricewas a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, served as president ofthe Rankin County Boys Club, and was president of the NorthwestRankin Athletic Association during which time he was instrumentalin the completion of the first athletic field house.

He was a parishioner of St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church inBedford, Texas. He was a former member of St. Stephens ReformedEpiscopal Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church inBrandon.

Preceding him in death were his beloved mother and father, andhis father-in-law W.P. Dickey Sr.

Survivors are his loving wife of 43 years, Brenda Dickey, ofGrapevine; his son, Bradley Stephen Grice, of Ridgeland; hisdaughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Crawford, of Colleyville,Texas; and his four grandchildren, Madeleine Victoria “Maddie”Crawford, Sarah Catherine Crawford, Anna Grace Crawford and JacksonDavid Crawford, who were the joy of his life; his mother-in-law,Laurie W. Dickey, of Brookhaven. Other survivors are hisbrother-in-law and wife, Sonny and Martha Dickey, of Meadville;sister-in-law and husband, Marilyn and Johnny Smith, of Brookhaven;his aunt Ollie Kyzar and husband, the Rev. Reese Kyzar, of RollingFork; and four very dear cousins, V.J. Mullen and wife Yvonne, ofThe Woodlands, Texas, Cora Herring, of Spring, Texas, Louis Mullenand wife Pat, of Brookhaven, and Annie Martin Hale and husband Jim,of Kansas City, Mo.; together with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalby calling 1-800-873-6983.