LUMBERTON — Kenneth Ewen Rice, 82, of Lumberton, passed away on Jan. 4, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton, the Rev. Sandy Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.
He was born in Robeson County on Jan. 25, 1931, to the late Roger Rice and the late Margaret Kinlaw Rice.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Julius Rice.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret P. Rice of the home; his daughter, Deborah Rice of Leyden, Mass.; his sons, Kenneth W. Rice and wife Mary Ann of Hartsville, S.C., Joseph Phillip Rice of Mequon, Wis., and David Gregory Rice and wife, Susan of Budapest, Hungary; a stepson, George G. Thompson of Lumberton; his stepdaughter, Ann Thompson of Lumberton; five grandchildren, Rowland Van Winkle Rice, Katherine Rice, Hannah Rice, Genny Rice and Katie Margaret Branch; and the mother of his children, Iris Leigh Rice of Hartsville, S.C.
The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc. of Lumberton.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net .