MEREDITH — Robert "Pappy" Tice, 80, of Meredith, passed away surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Born on February 3, 1933 in Peekskill, NY, he was the son of John and Grace (Tomkins) Tice. Robert was raised in Somers, NY and attended local schools. Robert served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
The Tice family moved to Meredith in 1977. Robert went to work for Mill St. Motors, Co. as an auto mechanic for several years before working for the Winnipesaukee Flagship Corp. as an engineer. In his life Robert was a rabid N.Y. Yankees fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was predeceased by his half-brother, Normand Montross.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joan L. (Demar) Tice, of Meredith; six children, Susan Driskell and husband Robert, of Chesapeake, VA, Robert J. Tice and partner Elvie Pope, of Thornton, Anne Pickering, of Meredith, Linda Wilson, of Concord, Jennifer Curtis, of Boscawen, and Scott Tice, of Hudson; ten grandchildren, Desiree, Elizabeth, Kyle, Kellen, Christopher, Danielle, Taylor, Aaron, Adam, and Michael; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to the NH Humane Society, Meredith Visiting Nurses Assoc., or the Wounded Warriors Project.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 and 104), Meredith, on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Mayhew Funeral Home (Meredith) at 10 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., pastor of St. Charles-Borromeo Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment will be held following the service at the Holland Hill Cemetery, Moultonborough.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Robert's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com