Bert Charles Brice, 76, of Rowlett, Texas, quietly lost his battle to esophageal cancer and passed away at home on June 24, 2017, while on his front porch.
Charlie was born in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 13, 1940, to B.J. and Janice Brice. Charlie grew up on a farm in Seagoville, Texas, where he graduated high school in 1959. After high school, Charlie joined the army and proudly served his country both here and abroad. Upon returning home from his service, Charlie enrolled at East Texas State University where he would be awarded a BBA in 1967 and an MBA in 1968. Charlie then went on to earn his Doctor of Education in 1974 from the University of North Texas and was always proud to be called Dr. Brice. Charlie was always a leader and many looked to him for guidance. His leadership roles included sergeant in the Army, two-term president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, president of the student senate, vice president of the student government, Dean's Honor Roll, Junior and Senior Class Favorite, All University Favorite and three times listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Charlie was employed at East Texas State University for 27 years and ultimately ascended to the vice president's office before retiring in 1992. Once retired, Charlie spent many years enjoying his sailboat, riding his Vespa, traveling Europe with his family and being a voracious reader.
Charlie was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy.
Those mourning his loss include his son, Brian; grandson Jackson Charles; and all his longtime friends of Bill W.
Charlie was a lifelong teacher and in lieu of flowers, his son requests that donations be made directly to Texas A&M-Commerce in his name.
Charlie's final resting place will be at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery and the memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rockwall is in charge of arrangements.
Published on July 5, 2017