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Mr. Keisler D. Grice

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COLUMBIA Funeral service for Keisler David “K.D.” Grice, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Grice died Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Born in Monetta, S.C., he was a son of the late Noah and Ola Mae Clark Grice. Mr. Grice was a trainman for Norfolk Southern Railroad and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 406, Scottish Rite and Jamil Temple. Mr. Grice was also a member of the United Transportation Union, American Legion 172 and Beulah Baptist Church. Surviving are his children, Brenda Wiggins (Gary) of Hopkins, Larry Grice (Barbara) of Leesville, Debbie Wells (Terry) and Ken Grice (Alice Grady) all of Hopkins; grandchildren, Shawn Grice (Christina), Sam McCaw (Kathy), Jason Wells (Stephanie), Blake Wells, David Wiggins (Catherine), and Kayla Townsend (Corbin); and great-grandchildren, Oscar, John, Lea McCaw, Luke Grice, Emma and Caroline Wells, Landon Townsend and Bennett Luthren. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine Hallman Grice; son, Mark A. Grice; and granddaughter, Kathleen Grady. Memorials may be made to “Warriors Walk” at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209; Beulah Baptist Church, 9487 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins, SC 29061; or a charity of one’s choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Committal Service

    Friday, December 29, 2017

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Mr. Keisler D. Grice

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Barbara Grice

January 2, 2018

What can I say about Mr. Grice? Besides that, I loved him dearly, he was truly an emotional rollercoaster for all that new and loved him. There were times when he would call Larry and I would hear, it's Daddy and I don't have time to get on the phone with him right now. Then I would hear the house phone ring, then my cell phone right after the house phone went unanswered and silent. He was persistent in his attempt to get an answer from someone because after those 3 attempts Larry's cell phone would ring again most likely. It wasn't that we didn't want to talk to him, it was just that at that moment we didn't have the time to commit to what probably would be a lengthy conversation, or an answer to his question that he might want to hear but we couldn't give him. He needed things to be done for him but he was also trying to fill a huge void created by the loss of Mrs. Grice. She left a huge void in all our lives but none so much as KD's. So, now he is gone too. It will be another huge void in our lives. The silence of the phones when he doesn't call, asking us to come over and watch the race or a ball game with him. Or the plea for us to just come visit. He had lots of Friends and loved ones to go visit and that came to visit him as well. So now it begins, our hoping beyond hope that he and Mrs. Grice are somehow together again in whatever way is designed for us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after this earthly body is no more. That hope was given to us, from him, when he professed to know Jesus as his Savior. How wonderful it is to be able to hold onto the hope of a beautiful reunion for KD and Maxine once again.
I will love them and think of them always.
Barbara

Michele White

December 30, 2017

To all of the family, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was always so kind and smiling especially when he played his guitar! May God wrap His loving arms around all of you and carry you through this difficult time.... Michele White

Larry Rainwater

December 29, 2017

Condolences to all of family. I worked at NS Railroad with K.D. from 1965 until he retired. Played Drums in RR Band with him in 70's and have enjoyed the last 8 years talking with him at monthly luncheons of Veteran Railway Employees. He will greatly be mised by all of us. He loved his guitar and played at most of our monthly meetings. God bless all.

Pam Pearson

December 29, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

December 28, 2017

Brenda, Larry, Debbie, and Ken:

You all know how special and how much I loved Uncle Keisler. I will miss our visits and phone calls, but I know daddy has greeted him with pick in hand and saying, Keisler what took you so long all of us has been waiting and now they are all playing, singing and dancing with all the angels just having a good old time.

Just know I love all of you and my heart and prayers are with you.

Jan

Jan McLane-Sallings

December 28, 2017

Thinking of each of you during the loss of KD. He was a kind and gracious man who generously shared that gorgeous smile with everyone he met. His laughter was contagious. A great gift so many of you have acquired and freely share with those around you. Making the world a better place.

Dr. Sarah Cottingham and Staff at Palmetto Family Medicine

December 28, 2017

Our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Keisler Grice. May you find comfort knowing that Mr. Grice is resting with our heavenly father.

Kathy Carswell

December 28, 2017

I have known Kiesler all of my life and have many fond memories, from seeing him at my Dad's store (Hill's Grocery) to mall walking with him at Richland Mall. He was a great man and will never be forgotten.

Carl and Kim Estridge

December 28, 2017

We will cherish our fond memories of K.D. forever. Gone, but never forgotten.
May you all find comfort in knowing how much your dear father is loved.

Ruthie

December 28, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are there for you all. I love you all.

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