Dr. Charles William (Bill) Brice Jr., 97, of Chester, SC, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at his home.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Jason Myers and the Rev. Dr. John Hunter Lamotte officiating.
Born June 30, 1920, in Chester, Dr. Brice was a son of the late Charles William Brice Sr. and Ruth Allison Brice. He attended Chester City Schools and graduated from The Citadel in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army as a Second Lt. for a year tour of duty. This was extended by our country’s entry into World War II. He was discharged after the war with the rank of Captain with a promotion to Major after discharge. He then entered Tulane University School of Medicine and graduated in 1950 with a M.D. degree. He interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and in 1951 entered the practice of general medicine in Chester. He served several terms as Chief of Staff of Chester County Hospital and was a member of the Chester County Medical Society, South Carolina Medical Association, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was a member of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners from 1975-1985 and served as its president from 1979-1981. He retired from the practice of medicine in 1987.
He was a lifelong member of Purity Presbyterian Church, where he served many years as Deacon and later as an Elder. He served one term as moderator of Providence Presbytery and was a commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1989. He taught an adult Sunday School Class at Purity for many years, and after his retirement he taught a Bible Study class on Tuesday mornings that was quite popular.
He is survived by his wife of over seventy years, Betty Hunter Brice; and two sons, Dr. Charles W. Brice (Alice) of Brevard, N.C. and Dr. John W. Brice (Suzanne) of Augusta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Robert H. Brice; and a brother, Homer A. Brice.
Memorials may be made to Purity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 278, Chester, SC 29706.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.
Posted in: News and Reporter
Posted on: 2018-01-17
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