SHERMAN – James 'Jim' Rice, 87, of Sherman passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. The family will receive friends at Dannel Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.
James was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Grayson County to Frank Euell Rice and Leila May Giesert Rice. After high school, he received his associate's degree in business. In 1951, James married Doris Jean Sinclair in Ida. They enjoyed 48 years of marriage before her death in 1999. James retired after a long career with the City of Sherman, first as manager of the water department, then later, in the Code Enforcement Office. During the Korean War
, James proudly served in the United States Army. James loved the Lord, and served faithfully as a member of North Park Baptist Church in Sherman.
James is survived by one son, James Lewis Rice and wife Ronda, of Sherman; one brother, Billy Rice and wife Jackie, of Carrollton; two sisters, Pat Ferguson and husband Bobby of North Richland Hills, and Euella Carter and husband Royce of Murchison\. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Lauren Garcia and husband Sean, Layla Rice and Lydia Rice, all of Sherman.
James was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Doris Jean; and his son, Ricky Lee Rice.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to North Park Baptist Church, 2605 Rex Cruse Dr., Sherman, TX 75092.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home. Online condolences may be registered at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.