Jack Everett Rice

Jack Everett Rice

PROSPECT: Jack Everett Rice, age 27 of rural Prospect died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born November 15, 1985 in Delaware to Roger L. Rice and the former Linda Jo Deel (Cameron).

A 2005 graduate of North Union High School, he had worked at Parrott Implement for 10 years as a mechanic. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting with his brother. Jack was a good mechanic and enjoyed working on tractors and doing tough truck competitions. He enjoyed four-wheeling and spending time at the Oakland Park Conservation Club in Marengo. Jack was a good soul, and was always willing to help anyone.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Jo (Danny) Cameron, Richwood; his father, Roger (Chrys) Rice, Ashley; his fiancée, Jeanie Kuchenbecker, with whom he made his home and was planning to marry in June; his grandparents, Norman Rice, Delaware, Sandy Jones, Orient, Nick VanDyne, Wilmington; and his brother, Jason (Jennifer) Rice, New Bloomington and their children Courtney and Ryan Rice.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, William Kermit and Shirley Deel, Marcena Rice, and Clifford and Bertha Cameron.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Rev. David L. Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter, 740 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite 225, Worthington, OH 43085 or , 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Published in the Marion Star on Jan. 18, 2013