James Brice

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James Brice

Funeral Service with military honors for James D. Brice, 71, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Doyle Hayes and Jerry Brandenburgh officiating. Interment will follow at Peerless Cemetery with Alford Echols, Chance Navaia, Rickey James, David James, Tommy Fry-hover, John Kennedy and Robert Whaley serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

Jamie passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Jamie, as he was fondly known to his family, was born Jan. 16, 1948 to Doug and Glynna (Johns) Brice in Sulphur Springs. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharlene Cockrum, on Aug. 7, 1966. They lived a long and happy life together. Jamie served in the United States Army. He went to Vietnam 1968-1969, where he proudly served his country, earning a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and CIB medal. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 30-plus years.

Jamie liked nothing better than playing his guitar with his friends and his little brother, Tony. He got a big kick out of corny jokes and was a favorite among his nieces and nephews. He sacrificed and worked hard to make sure his children, James and Brandi, had everything they needed. He enjoyed the sweet, slow pace of country life and was most content at home.

He is survived by his wife, Sharlene; daughter, Brandi Brice and boyfriend John Michael Yee; granddaughter of his heart, Mikayla Yee; sister, Barbara Rowan; brother, Tony Brice and wife Beth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jamie was preceded in death by his parents and beloved son, James Brice Jr.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com