James Roe “Jimmy” Bice

Dec. 26, 2013 @ 07:00 PM

James Roe “Jimmy” Bice, age 53, of Cosby, born December 20, 1960, passed into Heaven on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Newport Medical Center.

Jimmy worked as executive chef, over 25 years in various kitchens in Sevier County. He was employed by Ripley’s Aquarium until his health prevented him from working. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Crimson Tide. He has accepted Jesus as his savior and attended Holder’s Grove Baptist Church when his health permitted.

He is survived by his daughter, Amanada (Jason) Barnes of Seymour; son, Jimmy Waynce Bice of Sevierville; parents, Wayne and Faye Bice of Cosby; sister, Michelle Bice; and brother, Stephen (Angie) Bice, all of Cosby; nephews, Matthew and Travis; aunt, Wilma Grayson Wilson of Newport and Anne Cofer of Birmingham, Ala.; uncles, Oneal, Benny and Buery Bice all of Jenison, Ala.; and the mother of his children, Penny Bice Taylor of Knoxville.

The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday evening, December 27, 2013 in the Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Zane Stuart and Pastor Randall Freeman officiating. The family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Waters-Large Cemetery for the 11 a.m. interment. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the Costner-Maloy Funeral Home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd., Knoxville, TN. Arrangements by Costner-Maloy (Newport).