Robert “Bob” Lee Bice

Robert (Bob) Lee Bice, 93, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2024. He is survived by his four children, Michele Cole, Greg Bice, Robert Bice II and Patricia Bice, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

Born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Kenneth and Elizabeth Bice. He was one of five children: Sonny, Margaret, Shirley, and Ron. Much of his childhood was spent in Saint Louis, selling newspapers on the corner and eating White Castles hamburgers. His parents moved to Chillicothe, Missouri where Bob and Ron, the two youngest children, finished school. He graduated from Chillicothe High School where one of his main interests was sports, he was particularly proud of his time as a member of the varsity basketball team.

After high school he moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he began working at Fisher Body, and eventually General Motors. He met his wife while working for Fisher Body. He was a life-long employee of General Motors, retiring after 40 years of service.

Bob married Arlene Churchill on December 7, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa shortly after he returned from his service in Korea. He was a loving and caring husband to Arlene until she passed away in February 2014 and a devoted father and grandfather. Bob and Arlene took up ballroom dancing after retirement which was a passion for them later in life.

No services are planned at this time. Burial will be held at the Jefferson Barracks Veteran Cemetery at a future date.


  1. Martha Bice Tranchilla on February 5, 2024 at 3:34 pm

    I will miss my Uncle Bob. I used to enjoy visits with him and Arlene after I moved to Kansas City. He was always outgoing and entertaining.
    My condolences to my cousins and I know you have good memories of your father. Keep those memories close to your heart.

  2. Liz Bice Powers on February 5, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    I am glad I got to spend time with Uncle Bob after moving to Blue Springs. He was so funny, I enjoyed his stories.
    I am sorry for the loss for my cousins and all who will miss Uncle Bob and his smile.

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