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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Mike Trice

December 5, 1949May 14, 2020

Michael Douglas Trice, of Houston, Texas passed away at home with his wife and son on May 14, 2020. Mike was born on December 5, 1949 to R.C. (Ben) and Mary Trice in Fort Worth Texas. He was the oldest of four children, having one brother, Robert, and two sisters, Camille and Melinda. After graduating from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Arts in Physics from the University of Texas in Austin. While living in Austin, he met the love of his life, Gail Hughes and they were married in 1975. They have one son, Michael Brandon Trice.

Mike went to work for Schlumberger Inc. in Houston in 1976. He lived and traveled all over the world during his career. He retired as Vice President in 2006. In 2006 he started Trice & Associates of which he was CEO and Owner. In 2015 he joined GREnergy Services as Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing until his passing. Known for being a very driven and hard worker, he also loved to travel, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a proud supporter of University of Texas athletics.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Trice and his son David Aaron. He is survived by his wife Gail of Houston, his son Michael Brandon of Houston, his mother Mary Fentriss of Fort Smith Arkansas, his brother Robert Trice of Fort Worth, sister Melinda Cowart of Dallas and his sister Camille Alstadt of Boonville, Arkansas. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was truly loved and respected.

Have a good meal, drink some very good wine, and share stories of Mike.

The family does thank you for all of your love, support, and reaching out during this time. If you are able, please send a donation to MD Anderson Cancer Center to help continue the fight.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Nana Tran

May 25, 2020

May God give strength to your family to withstand this situation
Michael San, You are the most kindest, sweetest, fun loving, thoughtful person I’ve ever know .We wish his family immense strength and peace in life. My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends.
may you rest in peace
5/14/2020 -Michael San

Malcolm Theobald

May 24, 2020

Mike was the godfather of Account Management during his time at the South Dairy Ashford office. His mantra was: "Structured, Repeatable Process" tied to the Enterprise Account Management system. For all of the years I've known Mike, he seemed to live life by this mantra..."structured, repeatable process". These words are forever in the forefront of my thoughts. Thanks, Mike! Mike was a leader, boss, mentor and great friend that set an example for all of us lucky enough to have known him. RIP. You deserve it!

Steve Fulgham

May 23, 2020

Mike was the “go to” guy for anything sales related. He was always supportive, genuine and a true friend. We shared many steak dinners together over a fine bottle of Caymus or 2...... I am sure he left this earth smiling at all he accomplished. Here is a toast to you Mike for enhancing the lives of everybody who was fortunate enough to meet you.

Sam Nguyen

May 22, 2020

Michael San, may you always walk in sunshine and God around you flow !

You are the most generous individual, the most kindest, sweetest, fun loving, thoughtful and beautiful natural person I’ve ever met in a long time.

The Lord be with you and may you rest in peace

Kit Hopkins

May 22, 2020

Mike was truly the best mentor and boss of my career. I’ll never forget him or our talks over a few Budweiser beers. I’m very sorry to see him go. My thoughts are with his family and many friends. He will be missed.

James Forker

May 22, 2020

I first came to know Mike when he was the Wireline US-Gulf Coast Unit Manager in New Orleans. I was to hop a short one-hour flight from Dallas to New Orleans, but there was one small hitch… I had overslept that morning and missed my flight.

I arrived at the New Orleans office about three hours later than originally planned. I needed to check-in with Mike and knew that being late was not the way to make a first impression with a Wireline Unit Manager. However, Mike was very understanding, he said… “It’s ok Jim, don’t worry about it, glad you’re here.”

Mike was what I would consider old school Wireline. Tough and rugged on the outside, but gentle and kind on the inside. Even though our business interaction was limited, Mike always greeted me by name and with a smile on his face. Mike was a great guy.

My sincerest condolences to the Mike Trice family.

Harry Lovce

May 22, 2020

Working with Mike in New Orleans was one of the best assignments of my career. He was a good listener. You could always count on his wit and wisdom to get through even the worst situations. Very sad to see him go.

Charlie Harding

May 21, 2020

I first met Mike in his IPM days in ALA and was fortunate enough to later work along side him in International sales in Houston. A true gentleman and professional who earned respect, without ever raising his voice, through his sharp intellect and sound advice. Mike was a true mentor who really understood account management. In the late afternoons, Mike would walk the halls at South Dairy Ashford, always stopping to visit and stay in touch with his team. I remain grateful that he was kind enough to attend my retirement ceremony in 2015. RIP Mike. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

“A failure to plan is a plan for failure”.

Victor Grijalva

May 21, 2020

I knew Mike very well after so many years of being part of the Schlumberger family.
He has been an outstanding person. I appreciated him very much as a very competent and great person to have as a friend.
We will miss Mike very much.
We wish comfort to his family.

Mike Kasecky

May 21, 2020

Mike was a great mentor to many of us at Schlumberger. His door was always open and I thoroughly enjoyed our discussions. A very genuine person and friend.

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