Garland Franklin Grice, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 12, 2016, in Luling, Texas. He was born in Cotton Valley, LA, August 25, 1927, to Benjamin Franklin Grice and Lizzie Mae O’Banion Grice. He grew up in “the Oil Patch” outside Luling, Texas. As a Boy Scout, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduation from Luling High School, he joined and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949. He married Lorraine Deviney in 1950. He started working for Humble Oil and Refining Company (now Exxon) in the early 50’s as an electrician and retired after 33 years of working in their South Texas Drilling Division. Garland started two successful Boy Scout Troops; the first was in Kingsville, Texas, and another one later in Refugio, Texas. He coached Little League baseball in Kingsville. He was active and held leadership positions in several Methodist Churches in South Texas. After retirement, he traveled, worked on his fly fishing skills, and then settled in Luling, where he proudly served as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, of Caldwell County.
Preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, and daughter Leslie Carol Grice Champion, he is survived by his son Paul (Kim), and granddaughters Holly Champion, Melissa Grice, and Katie Grice. Per his request, no services will be held. The family wishes to thank the wonderful and professional staff of the Hillcrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Luling for their personal and loving care given to Garland. Garland was blessed with many friends who treated him like family, and a heartfelt “thank you” is given to each of them. Memorial contributions in memory of Garland may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of Legends Funeral Services, San Marcos, 512-256-1220.