The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Perry Grove Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 280, Leslie, Georgia. Rev. David Hamm will officiate. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Henry was born March 3, 1931 to the late Frances Dowdell Dice and Jimmy Lee Dice in Sumter County, Georgia. He was married to the former Bertha Mae Angry on June 13, 1953. To this union, they were blessed with eight children. Two children, Henry Lee Dice, Jr. and Tracy Denise Dice, preceded him in death. Henry was also preceded in death by five siblings, Willie Dice, Sarah McGarrah, Jewel Reese, J. C. Dice and Katie Floyd. He acquired his education from the public school system of Sumter County, where he attended the historic Southeast Elementary. At an early age, he joined Perry Grove Baptist Church. He was a faithful and dedicated member.
After many dedicated years of service, he retired from W. N. Clark Farm as a Vegetable Farmer in 1990. He was known for his gardening. Many friends and family enjoyed his bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables.
Survivors are a beloved wife of 62 years, Bertha Mae Angry Dice; six children, Johnny Dice (Agnes Tucker), James Dice (Connie Johnson), Michael Dice (Eddie Jean), Barbara Burts (Clarence), all of Americus, Georgia, Teresa Dice (fiance, Darion Johnson), Richland, Georgia, and Brenda Dice, Americus, Georgia; 21 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; two siblings, Bobbie Lee Player and John L. Dice, both of Miami, Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Clemmie Williams, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Virgil Raines, Brunswick, Alabama, Hennie Coleman, Albany, Georgia, Clifford Walton, Americus, Georgia, Arthur Raines, and Sonny Franklin, both of Desoto, Georgia, Ben Walton, Columbus, Georgia, and Alice Yearby, Americus, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including three devoted friends, Ronald Thomas, Paul Hendley, and Willie Frank Campbell.