Please note: The wearing of Facemasks is required by all, inside any part of the Church. Social distancing is also required, family groups from the same household may sit together. Your compliance ...
OBITUARY

Edward Martin Bice Sr.

July 26, 1921January 2, 2021

Edward Martin Bice Sr., age 99, of Universal City, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Edward was born July 26, 1921.

A visitation for Edward will be held Monday, January 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM, a Rosary will take place at 10.30 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM at St Monica's Catholic Church, 501 North Street, Converse, Texas, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 AM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialuniversal.com for the Bice family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, January 18, 2021

Memories

Edward Martin Bice Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Tracey Lewis

January 21, 2021

Daddy, where to begin...you are my hero first of all and you are what every man should aspire to be, loving, compassionate, generous, romantic, faithful with a wonderful sense of humor albeit a bit raunchy at times.
I feel so blessed that I was able to spend some of your later years with you and you sharing some sweet stories of you growing up and your early years in the Army Air Corp We had so many special memories as a family.  I especially feel so proud that we shared a very special day, Fathers day, and my birthday periodically, you would take me to get ice cream and pie to celebrate.  You also saved my behind from trouble with mom on numerous occasions, but you always held me accountable for my actions too. I have many very fond memories of you, daddy, I will treasure forever. I love you so dearly I will miss you endlessly.
Your Loving Daughter,
Tracey Lewis








Robert Clair

January 20, 2021

I first met Ed and Edna soon after moving back to Texas in 1996, 10 years after the death of my father. It was some holiday, and my mother's house in San Antonio was filled with friends and relatives. I learned that my parents had moved--in 1969 from Mississippi City, MS--onto the same street where the Bices lived in Universal City.
My mother seemed sad and lonely without my dad or her friends from work. She was often sick, and I drove her to weekly doctors appointments at Lackland AFB. Then she and Ed began to see each other often. They got married. My mother seemed suddenly healthy and happy, and the newly-weds spent a few very good years together, staying active and cruising the seas.
When mom became more and more ill, Ed and his extended family provided her such wonderful care and demonstrated such great love.
Farewell Ed! Thank you! From somewhere up in the wild, blue yonder, pray for us.

Ashlyn Bice

January 18, 2021

Grandad,

I love you so much, heaven has received another incredible angel to watch over us.

I love how you and Grannie brought up your children. So I am going to toot my own horn due to the fact dad (Thomas Bice) is the best father a girl could ever ask for. Y'all raised seven beautiful, amazing, wonderful children I am truly blessed to claim one as my own.

🖤

Pauline Haigh

January 18, 2021

Goodbye to a wonderful person and a great gentleman. Ed always had a wonderful smile and a wicked sense of humor that always brought a smile to your face. On my first visit to San Antonio, Janet and I were staying with Ed and I mentioned I had never been in a hot tub before. Ed heated the tub that night for us to use and even brought us wine to drink. Cheers Ed,its a memory I will treasure.

Charles ELSEY

January 18, 2021

I knew Cmsgt. Edward Bice for nearly sixty years. I found him to be one of the most eloquent, hard working and patient men I have ever known. I never in all these years witnessed him angry with anyone. He loved and treasured each of his family members and was generous with all. He was truly a man of God, a member of the Greatest Generation. RIP SIR, I will always remember and love you. I salute your memory and service to all.

Karen Pailing

January 18, 2021

What an amazing man Ed was, I feel so blessed to have had him in my life. One of the kindest and funniest guys you could ever meet. I never heard him complain, or say a bad word about anyone or anything. He was one of a kind and will be in my heart always ❤️

Stephen Bice

January 16, 2021

Our Uncle Eddie, I look at you as a true example of how to love life. Everyone of your family members and friends are blessed to see how you lived your life of unconditional love. I always enjoyed your visits to Clinton, drinking beer and shooting pool at the Silver Dollar, was priceless! When you two brothers were pool partners, you may have lost a game or two, but always took the championship! It was great to see you last winter in McAllen Texas, you came into town just to give brother Tim and I a pool lesson and ironically the place was called Fast Eddy's!! I felt proud when a few young guys came over to shake your hand and take pictures of you and dad, they saw your WWII and Korean veteran hats. You were both very humbled, but I knew the real reason you wore those hats were for free drinks. I loved your funny sense of humor saying, that it works every time! For sure you will be missed by all the people you have touched along your way , greatest uncle on earth! Steve

Lesley Lanclos

January 16, 2021

Remembering my Dad, I think of Faith, family, and service, these were the driving forces in his life.
We learned about what family means, from watching him return home in the evenings to help with family bedtime routines.
I will miss him so much. How do I share the lifetime of memories and make them come close to the sensation of loss? I remember his laughter after he told a joke, his quiet strength during emergencies, and his organization...it’s not easy getting a family of 10 ready for a trip across the country.
He never threw anything away. He could pull up any document from one of the two stuffed file cabinets!
Once, in an effort to get a household of teens back on track, he started getting us up early each morning, and would lead us in the Air Force exercises.... but only after we had family Rosary.
Oh, how I will miss him!
Every time I see a uniformed soldier, I know he is with us.
Each time I pass a golf course, I’ll know he’s probably up there playing a round of golf with his buds.
Every time I say the Rosary, I’ll hear his beads jingling along with me.

Lesley Lanclos

Helen Bice

January 15, 2021

Goodbye for now Eddie, I'm sure God met you at the Pearly Gates and said you did GREAT Ed, come on in!

You were so sweet to be around. I drink more tea because of you (and a cocktail at 5:00). I read more because you gave me the large print Readers Digest. You never ruffled feathers. You always were soft spoken and always saw good in everyone. Your time with us in the Valley and in Clinton was so fun for us. The pool games were special for Pat and our boys. We will all miss you. You were loved by all.

Cindy Ottens

January 15, 2021

Watching my Dad (Pat) and Uncle Eddie together always brought a smile to my face. They weren't just 2 old guys, they were brothers with the same sense of humor, the same way of thinking and they truly fed off each other when they were telling jokes, they would get so tickled telling the joke that sometimes it took forever to get to the punch line. When Uncle Eddie came to Clinton it was a given that they were going to have a beer and shoot some pool. Every late afternoon before dinner he would have a cocktail with my Mom(Helen). He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. RIP Uncle Eddie

FROM THE FAMILY

Mr Edward Martin Bice the Snr.

FROM THE FAMILY

On the occasion of Ed and Edna's 50th Wedding Anniversary, from left to right back row
Mike Bice, Lesley Lanclos, Ed and Edna Bice, Stephanie Bice, Tracey Lewis and Martin Bice.
Front left Tom Bice, Front right Bobby Bice.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ed and Edna Bice

FROM THE FAMILY

Ed Bice and Lou Clair ont he occasion of their wedding.

FROM THE FAMILY

A handsome young Airman, Edward M Bice Snr

FROM THE FAMILY

Ed and Edna Bice on the occasion of their wedding in November 1944, in Leeds, UK

FROM THE FAMILY

Ed enjoying a game of pool when visiting his brother Pat and nephews.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ed and Pat having a little fun around Pat's garden.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ed at his 76th school reunion in Iowa.

FROM THE FAMILY

As the oldest attendee at the School Reunion, Ed received a picture of his class of 1939 and an inscribed tankard.