James William Bice
December 26, 1959 – April 10, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of James William Bice announces his passing after a heart attack on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the age of 61. James was born on December 26, 1959, in Cullman, Alabama to Ernie and Overa Bice. After graduating from Cullman High School in 1978, James attended Wallace State Community College before joining the Air Force in 1981. After leaving the Air Force in 1984, James worked as a machinist in Cullman, Alabama, and remained a member of the Air National Guard from 1984 to 2012. James was proud to serve his country and completed numerous deployments including Guam, Turkey, and England before retiring as a Tech Sergeant. In 2013, James moved to Tucson, Arizona to be closer to his daughter and three grandchildren. He was employed as a machinist at Competitive Engineering since 2014. He met Kirsten Knox in May 2014 and they were married in November 2019. James was loved by many. He was kind, hilariously funny, generous, and loving. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Kirsten, spending time with his grandchildren, listening to music, watching the Auburn Tigers play football, and spending time outdoors. James is survived by his wife, Kirsten Bice; his children Heather (Steve) Bossé and Tyler Bice and their mother Lisa Heatherly Bice, his grandchildren Smith, August, and Lewis Bossé; his mother Overa Twilley, and his brothers Ernie Bice, David (Kelly) Bice, Curtis (Rebecca) Bice, Doug (Tammie) Bice, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ernie Bice. There will be a memorial held in the East Lawn Palms Mortuary Chapel in Tucson, Arizona on May 7th, 2021 at 5pm. Military graveside service at Duck River cemetery will be held at a later date. “So forget about your yesterdays of sorrow And forget about the darkness you have seen. For there’s only you and me at the edge of an endless sea And remember that the only time is now.” – Grateful Dead
FAMILY Kirsten Bice, Wife Heather (Steve) Bosse', Daughter Tyler Bice, Son Lisa Heatherly Bice, Mother of Heather and Tyler Smith, August and Lewis Bosse', Grandchildren Overa Twilley, Mother Ernie Bice, Brother David (Kelly) Bice, Brother Curtis (Rebecca) Bice, Brother Doug (Tammie) Bice, Brother A host of, Nieces and Nephews Ernie Bice, Father (deceased)
Friday, May 7, 2021
James William Bice
May 5, 2021
I enjoyed working with James.
We would talk about ammo and guns
How he would build AR kits and about shooting
We talked about how my husband made our own shooting range at out house and that one of these day we would get together out at my place and shoot and maybe have a BBQ.
I can see him now up there having a good time out shooting everyone.
My good friend you are missed but still in my heart and will always be remembered.
Till we meet again.
April 18, 2021
We were coworkers at competitive engineering. But mostly he was my friend. I will miss him. Condolences to all family and wife