Ronald F. Tice

Ronald F. Tice, Sr.


HAMMONDSVILLE - Heaven gained a beautiful soul as our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather was called home to be with his wife and child on Saturday.


Ronald F. Tice, Sr., 87, oldest living male resident of Hammondsville, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Weirton Medical Center.


He was born June 12, 1934, in East Liverpool, the son of the late George and Alma (Newman) Tice. Ron is reunited in Heaven with his wife of fifty-eight years, Mary E. (Joy) Tice, who passed away November 4, 2015, his six year old son, Ronnie Jr., who passed away in September 1965, and his great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Autumn Smith, who passed away in 1998.


Ron graduated from Irondale High School in 1952. He was a Navy Veteran, having served in the Seebees Division during the Korean War. He used to love to tell stories of being in Antarctica, Cuba, and crossing the Equator.  Following his time in the service, Ron was employed as a kiln fireman for Dando Brickyard before his retirement in 2009. He was also a member of Jenkins Masonic Lodge where he accomplished the achievement of Deputy Grand Master, Toronto Royal Arch, Steubenville Scottish Rite, and the Eastern Star. Ron was a lifetime member of the NRA and American Legion. He was a member of the Hammondsville United Methodist Church.


Ron's greatest achievement was spending time with his grandchildren. The world is a sadder place without his presence.


Ron is survived by one son, Charles (Julie) Tice of Toronto; two daughters: Kym (Jeff) Smith of East Liverpool and Susan (Mike) Hassan of Wintersville; three brothers: Daniel Tice of Wellsville, William Tice of Hammondsville, and John Tice of Virginia; and one sister, Bea Tyo of Louisville, OH. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Branden Smith, Miranda Smith Humphrey, and Jacob and Zachary Hassan; two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-granddaughters.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Crowe of the church officiating. The Tri-State Burial Group will accord full military honors.


Burial will follow in Hammondsville Cemetery.


Family and friends may call from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville. The Masons will conduct a service at 5:40 pm.


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