Leon Grice Sr.
1945 - 2021
BORN
1945
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Sampson Chapel Of The Acres
21 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA
Leon Grice Sr, 75, of Springfield passed at his home on July 8th. He was born in Montgomery Alabama on November 17th 1945 to the late Rubin and Tressie Grice. Leon served his country with honor in the United States Army and was proud of his time in Alaska. He later worked for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority as a toll collector for many years. Leon was a prideful man and will be remembered as a good neighbor who would be there to help when he could. Leon was a proud homeowner and had a green thumb, always tending to his yard, especially the many colorful flowers that adorned his yard. Leon also loved his cars and always kept up on the latest models. He will be missed dearly by his family including his children: Sharon Williams, Leon Grice Jr, Tracy Grice, and Tamara Caldwell; his dear former wife, and mother to Leon and Tracy, Queenie Grice, and his beloved sister Loretta Mbani. He also leaves his grandchildren Ameina Josey, Travaughn Josey, Malachi Barnes, Zephaniah Barnes, Ishmael Barnes, Nyvia Medina, Gabrielle Gonzales, Victoria Grice; four great grandchildren, and other grandchildren; as well as nephews Vincent Wright Jr and Demond Miller Jr. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres funeral home on Thursday July 22nd from 11am to 1pm for a period of visitation. Leon will then be laid to rest with military honors at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam at 2pm.

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Published by The Republican from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
22
Visitation
11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Sampson Chapel Of The Acres
21 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA
Jul
22
Interment
2:00p.m.
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
, Agawam, MA
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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Leon was such a pleasant smiling man at the Chicopee toll booth. God give you his Peace Leon and to his family!
Frank Plouffe
Work
July 25, 2021
Condolences to the Grice family.
JamesD BullockSr
Friend
July 24, 2021
RIP Leon
Christine Kiser
Friend
July 21, 2021
"There are things we don't want to happen, but have to accept. Things we don't know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go " My deepest condolences to all the family. Tamara my prayers to you and your family. Very sorry for your loss
Sharon Melvin-James
Friend
July 21, 2021
Leon had a larger than life personality who always had a smile on his face.
Kevin Lumb
Friend
July 20, 2021
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