James Kennison Fordice, 93, of Rowley, Iowa died Wednesday morning, January 1, 2020 at the Lantern Park Care Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
Jim was born on March 7, 1926 in Shueyville, Iowa the son of Linton A. and Leila M. (Brockway) Fordice. He attended the Shueyville High Schools. On February 18, 1944 he entered the US. Navy serving as a seaman 1st Class until his discharge on February 28, 1946. On May 6, 1945 he was married to Beulah C. Hampton in Brimfield, IL. The couple divorced in June of 1988 Following his discharge the couple moved to Iowa City, IA. and following his divorce he moved to Rowley, Iowa.
He owned and operated the Grand Prix Motors in Iowa City until his retirement in 1988
Jim is survived by seven children; James A. Fordice, Huston, TX, Joyce Stiger, Muscatine, IA, Sheryl Scofield, Stone City, IA, Richard Fordice, Letts, IA, Wynona Crumley, Grandview, IA, Deborah Hampton, Bill Fordice, Iowa City, IA, and Dennis Fordice, Marshalltown, IA. Nineteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Louis, Fred, and Harry Fordice, and two sisters; Martha Fordice and Esther Henning.
Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Rowley United Methodist Church, Rowley, Iowa. Inurnment will be in the Rowley Cemetery. The Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, IA, s assisting the family with arrangements.