John Vice Sr.

Posted 2/25/21

John Allen Vice Sr., 74, of Paris, passed away at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 35 years as a meat …

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John Vice Sr.

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John Allen Vice Sr., 74, of Paris, passed away at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired after more than 35 years as a meat department manager in several grocery stores and also owned and operated Shelbyville Bowl for a number of years.

A memorial visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Templeton Funeral Home. Private interment is at a later date.

Mr. Vice was born July 13, 1946, in Paris, the son of the late Arlo and Virginia Spencer Vice. He married Janet R. Huston on May 2, 1971, in Paris, and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, John A. (Julie) Vice Jr. of Tiffin, Iowa, and Jason A. (Christy) Vice of Brighton; three brothers, Max Vice of Paris, David Vice of West Frankfort, and Victor Vice of Tatum, N.M.; a sister, Kathleen Slade of Urbana; eight grandchildren, Renee, John “Tre,” Karlee, Kylee, Ike, Izzy, Blake and Alex; two great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Sunny; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Roy, Herb, Tom and Don Vice, and Jim Riffey; and three sisters, Mary Lou Sudduth, Annabelle Sallee and Dixie Gabriel.

Mr. Vice was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Lone Oak, Texas, where he had served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Shelbyville, Illinois, and Ansar Shrine Temple. He was a talented builder and woodworker, and enjoyed building decks, as well as selling mobile homes during his time in Texas. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf, bowling, playing cards, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting and telling stories. He loved anything that gave him the chance to be around people. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was very loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.