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Robert Ray Grice

August 13, 1943 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 78)


Robert Grice, 78 of South Bend, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawka.

Bob was born on August 13, 1943 in Niles to the late Richard and Virginia (Hartline) Grice.

He is also preceded in death by his son, Johnny Ray Grice, Great Granddaughters Leia

McGee and AnnMarie Taylor and his brother Richard L. Grice.

On March 3, 1960 he married Phyllis George with whom he recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Bob is survived by his wife, Phyllis and their children, Linda (Tad) Bright of Syracuse, IN, Robert Eugene (Patty) Grice of Niles, Yolanda Lemna of Niles and Kimberly Hunter of South Bend as well as 14 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Sandy Grice of Henderson, KY and cousins, John Grice of Niles and Michael Grice of Cassopolis and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Niles until he moved to South Bend in 1989.  Bob  loved hunting and fishing.  He gave himself the nickname, Big Hook, which he slowly warmed up to. He also had a street stock Malibu that he raced.  The car was called, Big Hook 113. Bob also loved watching NASCAR.  Bob was a fan of Country Music. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor.  He was truly loved by all who knew him. 

A visitation for Bob will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St. Niles. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00pm in the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

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March 9, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
615 E Main Street
Niles, MI 49120

Funeral Service
March 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
615 E Main Street
Niles, MI 49120

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