Bruce L. Grice, 51, of Russellville, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. The son of Don and Frances Doepel Grice, he was born April 27, 1963 in Temple, Texas. He was a member of the Class of 1981 at McClellan High School in Little Rock, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible in 1985 at Harding University in Searcy, and his Masters of Divinity from the Harding Graduate School of Religion in 1989 where he received honorable mention for the Jack P Lewis Ministry of Study Award. He worked for the God of Heaven and Earth. Bruce served as Youth Minister with Somers Avenue Church of Christ in North Little Rock from 1984-1994. In 1994, the family moved to Russellville where he began serving as Youth Minister with the West Side Church of Christ. Since beginning his work with West Side, Bruce has also served as associate minister, and most recently as pulpit minister beginning in 2010. Bruce and Mary Oldham Grice were married on June 29, 1991 in North Little Rock. Bruce volunteered for The Center for the Arts at Russellville High School and he enjoyed golf and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Oldham Grice; two children, Erin Elizabeth Grice and Brandon Garrett Grice, both of Russellville; parents, Don and Frances Grice, Fruitland Park, Florida; sister, Melissa (Lonney) Danford, Fruitland Park, Florida; three nephews, Joshua Danford, Jason Burt, Zac Smith; niece, Jenifer Burt. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Humphrey funeral home. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at West Side Church of Christ. Oran Burt, Neil Reynolds, and Josh Clem will officiate. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to West Side Church of Christ Missions Fund, 2300 West C Street, Russellville, Ark. 72801 or to the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Ark. 72801. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
Published July 2, 2014