James Williams Tice III

Published 9:56 am Saturday, September 5, 2020

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James “Jim” Williams Tice III, of Moyock, died peacefully August 31, 2020 in his home, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. He was born November 8, 1920.

Jim was born in Lynbrook, NY (Nassau County) to the late James Williams Tice and Ada Rogers Tice.

Jim attended the University of Alabama before moving back to New York to start a farming career in the Southern Tier region with brother Rogers. In 1946, Jim and Rogers bought marsh and waterfront property in Currituck County and began raising horses, chickens and grain farming.

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Besides wife Roselyn Kopac Tice, Jim was preceded in death by sister Janet Tice Blattmachr (George) and brother Rogers Lewis Tice (Mildred).

Jim is survived by children Marcia Tice Steele (Russell), Jeanne Tice Farlow and Billy Tice (Alice), each of Moyock; grandchildren Josh Davies of Currituck, Meredith Long (Mark) of Murfreesboro, Gregory Tice (Lindsey) of Shawboro and Thomas Davies of McDonough, NY; six great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

Per COVID-19, a private graveside service will be held with a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Pilmoor United Methodist Church, 192 Courthouse Road., Currituck, NC  27929 where, until his passing, he was the oldest living church member.  Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.TwifordFH.com.