HJ Brice, 55, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 30.

Brice was raised in Snyder, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1978. He relocated to Dallas shortly thereafter. Brice had a successful career in the mortgage industry, lately with GMAC.  He was the current membership director for Classic Chassis Car Club of Dallas.

Shortly after joining the club, he purchased a 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix. It reminded him of the cars driven by fellow students when he was in high school. Although he liked to protest that it wasn’t a classic, it certainly was to everyone else.

Brice had the Texas gift for storytelling, making people laugh with his various tales of growing up in West Texas. He will be missed deeply by those who knew and loved him.

Brice is preceded in death by both his father and mother. He is survived by his sister and her family, aunt and uncle and cousins.

Classic Chassis will hold a celebration of Brice’s life for its membership and his friends and family at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Ojeda’s Restaurant on Maple Avenue. Brice’s former and current co-workers will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Aria Chapel, 19310 Preston Road.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 20, 2012.