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Earl Milford Tice

May 21, 1942 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 77)


Earl Milford Tice, 77, of West Salem, died November 8, 2019 at Akron General Hospital after a prolonged illness.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at

Earl was born May 21, 1942 in Highland, WV to Elva and Lorena {Mihlbauer} Tice.

He served in the US Air Force with distinction during the Vietnam War, as a navigator on the C-130 Aircraft. During his off-duty time in Vietnam he taught Mathematics to the local children.

He married Dorothy Bowie on February 15, 1969. 

Earl had many jobs over the years that included being a Drill Sergeant, working for Norfolk and Western, a DJ, and a Communications Director for AT&T. He enjoyed HAM Radio, Trains and Airplanes. He also was involved with the Boy Scouts of America.

Earl will be deeply missed by his wife; children Cheri Tice of Los Angeles and Jason (Laura) Tice of West Salem; granddaughter Emily Tice; great granddaughter Alayna Tice; sisters Loretta (Mike) Lyne of OK, and Ila Mae (John) Cox of Marietta.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joseph Tice.

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November 12, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel
7067 Cleveland Rd PO Box 761
Wooster, OH 44691

Funeral Service
November 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel
7067 Cleveland Rd PO Box 761
Wooster, OH 44691

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