“Dad” proudly served our nation in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He loved Nascar and cookouts. Most of all, Dad loved his family and he will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shirley Platt.
Dad is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Pat Rice of the home; seven children, Shawn Rice of Springfield, Illinois, Reese Reeves and wife Michelle of Arizona, Steven Rice of Quincy, Illinois, Tommy Rice of Keokuk, Iowa, Jessica Rice and husband Lawrence Vaptist of Hollister, Missouri, Michael Rice and wife Kayla of Springfield, Missouri, Bobby Rice, Jr. and wife Charlotte of Hollister, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Betty Reedy of Odessa, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later time with burial at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family in memory of Dad.