John Marshall Rice
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 9:08 pm
The Messenger, February 8, 2013
John Marshall Rice, 89, of Rome, Ga., a former resident of Fulton County in Kentucky, died Feb. 7, 2013, in a local hospital.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday at Dykes Creek Baptist Church in Georgia, with the Rev. Mikel Garrett officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens with the Honor Guard of Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion in charge of the military graveside rites.
The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Pallbearers will be John M. Rice III, Danny Burnham, Jackie Early, Bobby Hale, Dallas Kerce and David Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Shepherd, Rudy McDurmont, Ray Roberson, Billy Matthews and members of the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class of Dykes Creek Baptist Church.
Those wishing may make memorials to Dykes Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, 46 Dykes Creek Church Road N.E., Rome, GA 30161.
Heritage Chapel of Miller and Richards Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Georgia has charge of the arrangements for the funeral.
He was born in Fulton County Feb. 13, 1923, son of the late Wilson Bacon and Kate Anna (Brown) Rice. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Atlantic theatre of operations as a medic. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Celanese, Electrolux and as a parking security guard at Floyd Medical Center. He was a member of Dykes Creek Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class and was an avid vegetable gardener who loved to share with his neighbors.
Survivors include his wife, Frances (Taylor) Rice; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Marshall Rice Jr. and Amy Rice and Mark A. and Robin Rice; three grandchildren, John Marshall Rice III, Jessica Anne Burnham and Hannah Rice; two great-grandchildren, Ayla Girardia and Aiden Michael Rice; and his sister, Kathryn Curry of Union City.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Rice was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Bucy and Elaine Prather.
John Marshall Rice