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Donald Lee Rice

May 14, 1934 ~ June 15, 2019 (age 85)
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Donald Lee Rice, 85, passed away June 15, 2019 at The Waters of Huntingburg.

Born May 14, 1934, in Warrick County, Indiana, he was the son of Ray Rice and Carry Phillips Hemmer. He was married on April 10, 1954 to Jonhetta Brown. He was a retired mechanic having worked in the coal mines, enjoyed boating, woodworking the shows at Branson, MO and NASCAR racing. Don was a member of the Gentryville Masonic Lodge # 424 F.& A.M.., Jackson Township Fire Department and House of Prayer Ministries.

Surviving are daughters, Judy (Paul) Weatherholt of Grandview, IN and Lana Terwiske of Huntingburg, IN ; sons Steve Rice of Huntingburg, IN and Jeremiah Pitts of Chrisney, IN; a sister, Barbara Jones of Huntingburg, two brothers, Ernest (Cindy) Rice, and Mike (Teresa) Rice both of Booneville, seven grandchildren,, Jeremy Rice, Tealetha Motteler, Jessica Wittman, Tosha Terwiske, Deseray Terwiske, Caleb Taylor, Tina Jo Kessinger, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents, his wife Jonhetta, two brothers, Billy Rice and Anthony “Tony” Rice, two sisters, Emma “Lou” Davis Spradlin and Betty Doan, son-in-laws, John Motteler and Randy Taylor and a grandson, Jason Motteler.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm EST Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the House of Prayer Ministries at 10th and Clay streets in Huntingburg with Bishop Jeremiah Pitts officiating with burial in Garden of Memory Cemetery, Gentryville, IN. Visitation will be from 10:00 am EST to service time Tuesday at the church. Jackson Township Fire Department will have a memorial service at 12:20 PM EST at the church and the Gentryville Masonic Lodge will have their service at 12:40 pm EST.

 

 

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