Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lee Dice With the Lord

Word has been received of the homegoing of longtime Grace Brethren pastor and AGBM secretary/coordinator Lee Dice. Here is information received so far. Further details will be posted when available.

Lee Dice went to be with Jesus last evening, Tuesday, Nov. 24th. The observances will be: Sunday, Nov. 29 visitation at Robert's Funeral Home, Wooster from 2-5 p.m. and the Memorial Service will be Monday, Nov. 30th at 11 a.m. at the Wooster Grace Church.


Pastor Lee H. Dice, 80, of Wooster, Ohio, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 24 from his residence. Lee was born December 19, 1928 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Arling and Lila {Davis}Dice. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Iowa State College. He married Reva Ford on September 3, 1950.

He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Following the war, Lee found purpose, reason, and direction for life when he was saved in the Grace Brethren Church in Cedar Rapids. He then earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Grace Theological Seminary.

From 1962 to 1984 Lee served as Senior Pastor for Brethren Churches in Flora, IN, Philadelphia, PA, Indianapolis, IN, and Dillsburg, PA before serving as Seniors Pastor of the Wooster Grace Brethren Church from 1985 until his retirement in 1995. During his ministry, Lee focused on evangelism and missions.

Lee was state president of DeMoley in Iowa and had served as president of the Wooster Noon Lions Club. He enjoyed geneology, Bible study, and writing.

Lee will be deeply missed by his wife Reva, children Lou Ann Lawrence of New Oxford, PA and L. Scott Dice of York, PA.; grandchildren Ashley (Troy) McEvers, Molly VanLieu, Krystal and Katrina Dice and a great-grandson Isaiah McEvers.

A brother Richard Dice died previously.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 pm at the Roberts Funeral Home – Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. A celebration of life service will be Monday at 11am at the Wooster Grace Brethren Church with Pastors Bud Olszewski and David Lawson officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Wooster.

Online tributes may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, Brethren Sharing Fund 4599-A. Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.


Blogger Pastor Daron Butler said...

I praise God for this godly man's life and legacy. He loved God, loved God's Word, and was passionate about preaching the cross of Christ. May God give comfort to his family with His homegoing.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Luke E. Kauffman said...

Pastor Lee was one of life's few forever friends. His fellowship in church planting was a real success and encouragement to me as President of Nothern Atlantic Distric Mission Board, and as President of the Grace Brethren Home Missions Council.

Will miss you, my dear friend,

Luke E. Kauffman

5:54 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Lee served as president of Brethren Evangelistic Ministries and guided it carefully through its closing. He was a good friend and a classmate of mine. He will be missed!

Ron E. Thompson

10:44 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Lee always had time to listen - and encourage. Precious memories. I'm glad Cedar Rapids Grace had a significant part in his early spiritual life - it's great to be connected with this body of faithful ones.

9:11 AM  

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