John Charles Ice Sr., 69, of Wake Forest, passed away Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with frontotemporal dementia. John was born in Morgantown, W.Va. April 16, 1945, and was the son of John Reynolds Ice and Freda Mae Wilson Ice.
John was a dedicated member of Rolesville Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing during services with the church praise team. He also enjoyed watching WVU and NC State sports, and playing golf with his sons and neighbors. John retired from Progress Energy where he was employed in the human resources department for more than 20 years.
John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sonja Hudson Ice; his sons John Charles (Chad) Jr. and wife, Tammy, and Jason Scott and wife, Brooke, and two grandchildren, Emma and Evan.
The family is deeply appreciative of the care and love John received from the staff of Franklin Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care in Youngsville.
A celebration of John’s life is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. at Rolesville Baptist Church. Following the service, the family invites attendees to join them for a reception held at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Rolesville Baptist Church Building Fund, 203 E Young St., Rolesville, N.C. 27571. Online condolences may be made to the family at brightfunerals.com.
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