Mr. Rice was born in Mannheim, Germany, Jan. 3, 1955, a son of James "Jim" McDowell Rice of Union and the late Renate Nicklaus Rice. He was a graduate of Union High School and was a maintenance manager for AMBAC International in Columbia. Mr. Rice was a member of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father are a daughter, Lacie Rice Yarbrough and her husband Justin, and a very, very, special grandson: Wyatt Blake Yarbrough, all of Union; four sisters, Anita Rice of Columbia, Susan Rice Barnes and her husband Mark and their daughter, Lauren Barnes, all of Florence, Elsie Rice Decker and her husband Brett and their children, Jenna Malpass Vaughan and Jamie Malpass, Connie Rice Vinson and her husband Ray; mother-in-law, Norma Dean Sanders; brothers-in-law, Timmy Dean Sanders and his wife Rita and their daughters, Nikki and Cassie Sanders, Monty Sanders and his daughters, Kirsty and Autumn Sanders, all of Union.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at S.R Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Carroll Caldwell.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family is at the home, 1021 Thompson Blvd., Union, S.C. 29379.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)