Born: August 24, 1927
Died: October 02, 2013
Brice Rasner, 86, Bicknell, passed away Tuesday October 2, 2013 at the Freelandville Community Home. A sinner saved by grace, Brice was born in Pike County, in August 1927 to Gustav and Margaret “Maggie” (Jerrell) Rasner. A midwife helped deliver him and it was first thought that he would not survive. Quick prayers were answered and the Lord intervened, likely due to all the work that God had for Brice to do during his lifetime. Brice accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior while still in his mid 30’s and continued to serve God until he could serve no more; about 50 years of service. During his life, he was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing as much as he could, up until his health completely precluded him from doing so.
Not only did Brice love serving God and so enjoy the outdoors, he loved his family and friends. Brice also served in World War II in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He is survived by his daughter, the former Pamela Rasner of Florida; son Randall “Randy” Rasner; two granddaughters; a grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Girton) Rasner; his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Brice entered the Freelandville Community Home shortly before his 83rd birthday due to complications from dementia. On October 2, Brice shed the pains, tears, and mental torments of his frail human body and went Home to be with Jesus. Randy knows in his heart that he has joy unspeakable and would not want anyone to cry even one tear over his passing, although he shall. Only a private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday October 8, 2013 at Bicknell Memorial Cemetery to celebrate his life here on earth and of his going Home. Randy can only pray that he could ever be half as good of a man and servant to God as Brice was. The man that was instrumental in bringing Brice to Christ, Rev. Charles Crouch, will officiate at the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the church of the donor’s choice or to an Alzheimer’s/Dementia research foundation. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.