James Albert “Joe” Neice, 78, of Pearisburg departed this life Tuesday afternoon, December 14, 2010 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Pearisburg on June 7, 1932, he was a son of the late Albert James and Bertha Mae Snidow Neice. He was a faithful member of New Village Pentecostal Holiness Church in Staffordsville, was retired from VDOT with over thirty years of service, and was a veteran of the U S Army. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Frances McPeak Neice, his brothers Bobby, William (Skitter), Doug, and Louis Neice, and his sisters Louise Reynolds and Betty Hand.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son James Edward Neice of Pearisburg; his daughter Cheryl Dancy of Bristol, TN; his brother Lawrence “Beetle” Neice of Alabama; his grandchildren James Keith Neice, Gail Renee Neice, Conor Blair, Lucas Blair; and his ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM in Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St, Pembroke with Pastor Terry Mays officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 5 to 7 PM. Graveside military rites will be performed by American Legion Posts No. 311 Pembroke, No 68 Narrows, and No 145 Peterstown and VFW Post 6000 in Narrows. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.