MOUNT VERNON — Charles K. “Chuck” Dice, 84, of Maplewood Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late Charles and Hattie (Kerr) Dice. Chuck was a 1945 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed for 33 years at Pittsburgh Plate Glass before retiring after 11 years with Johnson Controls.
In 1966, Chuck started his 38 years of Municipal Government. He served 24 of them as Council President and 14 years as a 2nd Ward Council member. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose, Eagles, AMVETS Post 95 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars where he served as chaplain. Chuck served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, was an OHSAA licensed official for 34 years in basketball and 37 years in football, and previously served on the Board of the Apple Valley Property Owners Association.
Chuck served as director of the South Vernon Youth League and the Mount Vernon youth baseball league. For many years he coached in the Mount Vernon girls youth softball league and helped lead the Mount Vernon All-Stars to several State Championships. He enjoyed reading, boating, fishing and woodworking.
Chuck was dedicated to his family, friends and his community. He will be sadly missed by many.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Joseph) Christopher of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Jodi (Steven) Rhodes and Chad (Melody) Christopher; four grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Rhodes, Addison and Alyse Christopher.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris “Dory” Dice, in 2002.
Friends may call Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Major James Sayer will be officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers tax-deductible contributions in memory of Chuck Dice may be made to The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for charitable purposes to be recommended by the family. Contributions may be sent to The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County Foundation at P.O. Box 1270, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To view this obituary or leave the family a private condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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