Timothy James Bice (Tim), of Covington, passed away September 3, 2015 at the age of 68, due to complications of Alzheimers Disease. He was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to Atlanta, where he attended Cross Keys High School. Tim was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he played football for his beloved Carolina Gamecocks. He was an All ACC middle guard and Honorable Mention All American.
Tim was a loved teacher and coach at Newton and Eastside High Schools. His favorite pastime was working with kids. He loved teaching, but he especially enjoyed coaching football and wrestling. He always tried to make an impact on the lives of young men and women, hoping to coach them in all walks of life. Tim served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, RA counselor, and in other positions at First Baptist Church of Covington. He participated in a church plant at CrossRoads Baptist Church in Social Circle, where he worked with the Awana program and Men’s Brotherhood. He has participated in numerous mission trips to make building repairs, clean up in hurricane damaged areas, and chaperone youth trips. His Godly faith was the reason for his spirit of encouragement.
Survivors include his devoted wife and caregiver of 46 years, Judy Bice; children and their spouses, Laurie and Chris Osterman of Spring, Texas, Jay and Leslie Bice Las Vegas, Joey and Rose Bice of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Jake Osterman, Mia Bice, Pippa Bice; brother and sisters-in-law, Jody and Suzanne Hurley; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Bice will be held Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, in Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt and Rev. Tim Barnes officiating. The family will receive friends, in the church fellowship hall, Sunday, September 6, from 4–6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church – North Campus, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014; or the Alzheimer’s Association – Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.
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