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David L. Rice, 69, Pharmacist, passed away suddenly Thursday, November 22, 2012, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL.
Born November 20, 1943 and raised in Shinnston, West Virginia, Mr. Rice was a proud "Mountaineer" while being a Brevard resident for over forty years.
He attended Florida State University and was graduate from the University of Florida School of Pharmacy. Throughout his professional career he was employed by the Jack Eckerd Corporation, Path Pharmacy and The Medicine Shop. In all positions, his friendliness, congeniality, and helpfulness were unforgettable.
He was a life long member of the Brevard County Pharmacists Association.
Preceded in death by his parents, George and Jean Rice, he is survived by brothers, John and George Rice, both of Shinnston, West Virginia; his long time companion, Mary B. Manierre of Indian Harbour Beach, FL; and her devoted children, Cindy, Rod and Michael Manierre of Indian Harbour Beach, FL.
Private services will be conducted by the family later at a predetermined date.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Nov. 27, 2012