Richard Lee Rice Sr.
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Town of Poughkeepsie - Richard Lee Rice Sr. a long time resident of Poughkeepsie entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 29, at his residence. He was 63 years old. Richard was born on February 28, 1950 in Ashville, NC. He was the son of the late James Rice Sr. and Jessie L. Roy.
Richard moved to Poughkeepsie at an early age and attended Poughkeepsie City schools. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1969 thru 1971. He was employed at IBM and Conrail both of Poughkeepsie. He also was a self employed painter and landscaper.
On August 23, 1969 he married the love of his life Beatrice Nicholas.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife Beatrice Nicholas Rice at home; son, Richard Rice Jr. of Kingston, NY, two daughters, Tonia Whitted and husband Curtis, and Marta Rice all of Poughkeepsie; two brothers, Roger Rice of Deltona, FL and Harold Roy Jr. of Washington, DC; special aunt Kathleen Morgan of Beacon, NY and aunt Judy Poore of Franklin, NC.
Also survived by 7 grandchildren: Roderich Pittman of Poughkeepsie, Jasmine Whitted of Poughkeepsie, Rodshan Pittman of Highland, Shanelle Rice of Highland, Dominique Whitted of Poughkeepsie, Yasmin Whitted of Poughkeepsie and Chace Rice of Kingston, NY. Several nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was predeceased by his father, James Rice Sr., mother Jessie L. Roy, step-father Harold Roy Sr., brothers, James Rice Jr. and Sydney Roy.
Mr. Rice will lay in repose 11am-12noon Thursday, September 5, at Gabriel's House of Restoration 249 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes 43 Fairview Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. " Committed To Being The Very Best", Call us anytime at 452-2894 or 452-6143
Rhodes Funeral Home
43 Fairview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 4, 2013