James W. Ice, 91, of Giro, Indiana, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.
He was born September 7, 1925 in Pike County, Indiana to the late John Wesley and Evamae (Potts) Ice.
He served his country in the U.S. Army as a military policeman in Japan, during WW II. He had lived in the Giro community his entire lifetime and on December 8, 1951 he married Stella (Mosby) and they moved to their lifelong home in Giro, east of Hazleton, where they raised four boys, gardened, farmed and raised cattle. In the 70’s and 80’s they were avid parade goers with their black horse, George and buggy. Most recently, he attended Dinky’s auctions every Friday night. “Jim” loved to rebuild buggies and farm equipment. He was retired from Emge Packing Company in Fort Branch where he had worked for 38 years. He was a former member of the American Legion Post and the Odd Fellows Lodge both in Hazleton and the White River Saddle Club. He was a lifetime member of the Antique Machinery Club and the Keck-Gonnerman Antique Machinery Club.
He is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael James and Ann Ice of Mt. Olympus, Terral Wayne and Judy Ice of Giro, David Wesley and Joni Ice of Petersburg and Ronald Alan and Scarlet Ice of Giro; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Betty Cain of Princeton, Margie Shouse of Madisonville, KY and Janie Arnold of Petersburg; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 59 years, Stella (Mosby) Ice in 2010; granddaughter, Emily Brooke (Ice) Griswold in 2007; grandson, Patrick H. Ice in 2014; brother, Delbert Ice; sister, Ruthie Ellis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Gary Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mt. Olympus. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Colvin Funeral Home. Military rites will be provided by the Retired Military Veterans.