Hixson Funeral Home-Vinton

1420 Fancher, Vinton, LA


Edward J. Vice

July 6, 1930April 12, 2020

Vinton- Edward J. Vice, 89, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020. He was born on July 6, 1930. He enjoyed 89 years on the wonderful world with his family. He was born to Phillip and Odelia Vice in Ged, Louisiana but home was Vinton, Louisiana. Edward was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Vinton and the Knights of Columbus Council #6103. He was employed by Bridgestone/Firestone as a Lab Supervisor until his retirement. After his retirement, he became involved with the people that he loved from the town of Vinton. He went on to serve them in the capacity of Justice of The Peace (2 terms), elected Chief of Police (2 terms), served as Alderman (1 term) and the President of the Louisiana Police Chief Association (1987-1988). It was his joy to be able to serve the people of the Town of Vinton. He had a lifelong love of Vinton and it's citizens. He found many ways to support them anonymously. In his youth, he coached Little League Baseball and Football. He was an avid Vinton Lions fan. His favorite pass time when he truly retired was to sit on his porch and to wave at all the people that passed by his home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Odelia Vice; his loving wife, Lorena Marie Vice; sister, Beulah Trahan; brother, Ludren Vice; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Left to cherish his memories is his children, James Vice (Donna), Judith Vice, Michael Walker (Vita) of Willis, Texas, Susan Berry (Tom), Thomas Vice (Carol), Stacey McDermott (Darby) of Galveston, Texas, and Edwin Vice. He was also the proud PiPaw of 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Edward passed away on April 12, 2020 and is welcomed into Heaven by the love of his life, Lorena, and God. He loved his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all.

A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 15 in Big Woods Cemetery. The Rev. Carlos Garcia will officiate. The family would like to give special thanks to Mrs. Dolores Breaux for her care and friendship. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.


  • James Vice(Donna), Son
  • Judith Vice, Daughter
  • Michael Walker(Vita), Son
  • Susan Berry(Tom), Daughter
  • Thomas Vice (Carol), Son
  • Stacey McDermott (Darby), Daughter
  • Edwin Vice, Son
  • Phillip and Odelia Vice, Parents (deceased)
  • Lorena Marie Vice, Loving Wife (deceased)
  • Beulah Trahan, Sister (deceased)
  • Ludren Vice, Brother (deceased)
  • also left to cherish their PiPaw are 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Edward J. Vice

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Mitch Bratton Grayson, La Police Chief

May 18, 2020

I met Mr Ed in the early 2000’s at the LACP conferences. I’ll never forget him on the dance floor, truly enjoying life. He was a good man, and a fine police chief. My condolences to his family for their loss.

Jimmy Taggart

April 22, 2020

To all of the Vice family I wish to express my condolences and sympathy. I grew up knowing Mr. Vice and have only respect and fond memories of him and all the ways he was involved in the lives of me and so many people in Vinton. He certainly will be missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Jimmy Taggart

Flora Belle Dixon (Duhon)

April 15, 2020

Ed was a first cousin on my dad (Edwin Duhon)s side of the family. Being of the same age group, we grew up knowing each other very well. Then lives changed and we all had families but then Ed got involved in politics and our paths crossed again. Dudley was Mayor of Westlake so we got some good times visiting once again. I'm so sorry for this loss but know he is with his parents once again and in a far better place than we are at this time. Loved Ed!!!

Anita Cutrer

April 15, 2020

He was truly loved by the Police Chiefs of Louisiana and many of their wife’s. A lot of fond memories.

Tommy and Anita Cutrer
Retired Chief
Roseland, Louisiana

zoey vice

April 15, 2020

i am so grateful i had you as a great grandfather. you were the best. i miss going to go visit you at the nursing home & your house. everytime i seen you you always had a big smile & gave me a kiss. i’m gonna miss that a lot. it’s different without you here but your in a way better place now. now you don’t have to be in pain. i hope your enjoying heaven. we all love you so very much & we miss you pipaw. i will try my best to try to visit you at the cemetery everyday but if i can’t make it everyday i’m sorry. rest well pipaw🤍

Nick Congemi

April 14, 2020

I remember meeting Chief Ed Vice at my first Louisiana Association of Police Chiefs meeting in Lake Charles in 1990. He was a dynamic man who championed law enforcement across the state. We will all miss his leadership and friendship. I hope he gets to be buried in his beloved LACP flag that he specifically wanted for this occassion.
R.I.P. Dear friend.

Nick Congemi
Kenner Police Chief, Ret.
Causeway Police Chief, Ret.

Dennis Stutes

April 14, 2020

Another of the old guard passes to greener pastures.
You are an original ... so long Ed.

Kelvin LeDoux

April 14, 2020

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. We want to extend our sincerest condolences. We will keep you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless ALL.

Carol Bowie

April 14, 2020

This was when I 🎓 graduated from the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Bonnie Thompson & Billy Stelly

April 14, 2020

Billy and I are sorry for the loss of Mr. Vice. Our prayers are with the family. We pray that the time spent with him making memories
will help with the pain of his passing until we meet again. With God's Blessing. Rest in Peace


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