William “Curtiss” Ice, 72, of Bardstown, passed away Tuesday May 26, 2020 at
Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born July 27, 1947 in Nelson County, a graduate
of Old Kentucky Home High School in 1965, served as a FDC guardsman in the KY
2nd battalion 138 th Field Artillery, retired from General Electric as a manufacturing
Engineer, and a lifelong farmer.
Curtiss, or Papaw, was very proud of his family, and he always put them first.
However, he never passed up an opportunity to serve people in need. Curtiss was
intelligent, amiable, and downright jolly. Curtiss was known for his leadership
qualities and was Past President of Nelson County Beef Producers, Treasurer of
the Central Kentucky Premier Heifer Sales, active with 4-H, past Chairman of
Bethlehem School Board, and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Dorothy C. Ice; and infant
brother, Joseph Ice.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Sue Brady Ice; three children, Cynthia
(Gordon) Ice-Bones of Fishers IN, Cheryl Ice (Stephen, MD) Makk of Louisville KY,
and Phillip Patrick (Jenny) Ice of Bardstown KY; seven grandchildren, Elise
Katherine Burch, Jack Robert Burch, Ian Gregory Bones, Connor Phillip Burch,
Avery Katelyn Ice, Emily Margaret Burch, and Kassidy Anne Ice; seven brothers,
Joseph K. (Theresa) Ice, Thomas Raymond (Marie) Ice, Bernard (Sherry) Ice,
Bobby (Laura) Ice, Donnie Ice, Eddie (Regina) Ice, and Paul Allen (Shannon) Ice;
three sisters, Nancy (David) Miller, Dorothy (Eric) Dant, and Theresa Ann (Gary)
Baron; and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be private at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with a
private burial in The First Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bradshaw will
officiate. Public visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Friday May 29 at Barlow Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be held at 7:30 on Friday.
In lieu of flowers and other donations, please honor Curtiss’ life by taking care of
others and performing random acts of kindness. Memorial contributions may go to
the donor's favorite charity. Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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