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Richard Eldon Rice

December 5, 1936 — November 27, 2023

South Boston

Richard Eldon Rice

 

Richard “Eldon” Rice 86, of South Boston, VA passed away November 27, 2023.  He was born in South Boston, VA to the late Ernest Elder Rice and the late Minnie Mary Crews Rice on December 5, 1936. He was married to Josephine Jennings Rice who survives.

 

He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  He was the retired owner and operator of Rice & Sons Automotive Service where working on cars was his lifelong passion.   He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

 

Left to cherish his memory are:

His wife of 68 years

Josephine Jennings Rice

Seven Children

Judy Stephens of Cluster Springs

Ronnie Rice of Wendell, NC

Brenda Skipworth (Tony) of South Boston

Kenny Rice (Judy) of South Boston

Priscilla DeArmond of South Boston

Leon Rice (Tammy) of Mebane, NC

Andy Rice of Franklinton, NC

Fourteen Grandchildren

Seventeen Great Grandchildren

Two Great Great Grandchildren

Siblings

Allen Rice (Cathy) of South Boston

Aubrey Rice (Jeanette) of Halifax

John Rice (Mary) of Wake Forest

 

***Preceded in death by***

Children

Lyle Dean Rice

Grandchildren

Kenny Wayne and Mark

Siblings

Curtis Ernest Rice, Joyce Ann Boyd, Minnie Alease Rowe, and Earl Ferrell Rice

 

A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial to follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

 

The family will receive friends Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the Kingdom Hall.

 

For memorials, please consider a charity of your choice.

 

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

 

Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, November 30, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Love Shop Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Love Shop Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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