Frank VICE
1925 - 2015
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VICE, Frank 89-year-old beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord Monday May 11, 2015 at the West Chester, Ohio Hospital. He was born in Carlisle, Kentucky, September 10, 1925, the son of Harry and Rowena Vice. He graduated from Milford, Ohio High School. He was a submarine veteran of World War II, serving four war patrols in the South Pacific Ocean on the USS Blackfish submarine. He worked at Fisher Body in Fairfield, Ohio from 1949-1981. After retirement, Frank played many more years of golf and was a ranger at Walden Ponds Golf Course, and enjoyed traveling and visiting his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Lois Vice, his wife of 54 years. Together they raised their two sons in Hamilton, Ohio: Raymond Vice and his wife Paula of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Frank Vice and his wife Linda of Springfield, Missouri. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Philip and Brian Vice, Rebecca (Vice) Showmaker, Daniel and Kelli Vice, as well as two great-grandchildren Paris and Michael Showmaker. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Rosemary (Vice) Spear, Harry Vice, Jr., Robert Vice, Charles (Pete) Vice, Suanna (Vice) Fitzpatrick and John Thomas Vice. Visitation will be Friday May 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, 3080 Homeward Way at RT. 4, Fairfield, Ohio. The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 16, at the funeral home. His son, Rev. Frank Vice, and Rev. Ronald Davis will be officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Published in Journal-News on May 14, 2015.
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June 28, 2015
To the Vice Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Frank's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Frank will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin, a member of our Greatest Generation, and a great Patriot.

Frank Vice
US Navy WWII Submarine Veteran
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain
Nick Nichols
May 29, 2015
May 14, 2015
Frank was such a great neighbor, he always had a smile on his face.He will be greatly missed by all my family. He always talked to all the kids and was such a kind soul
Suzie Spicer
May 14, 2015
Living next door to Frank growing up was a priviledge. Frank was a nice, honest, and kind man who always had time for us kids. I always enjoyed hearing his stories no matter what the topic was. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Eternal Peace Frank.
Scott Couch
May 14, 2015
I was blessed to grow up as a kid with Frank as my next-door neighbor. What young boy won't want a WWII submarine crew veteran as a neighbor? It doesn't get much better than that.... Franks was nice, decent, humble, honest, hard working, and funny. He loved and was proud of his family, sub vets, country and of course his golf game. Frank always hit 'em straight. To me Frank Vice is the embodiment of the term "The Greatest Generation". Thankfully through Christ we'll meet again!
Brett Couch
May 14, 2015
Growing up on Morey Ave. I remember Mr. Vice sitting on his front steps talking to the kids playing. He was a very nice man. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Nancy King Buelter
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