RICE, Charles Edward, 71, of Tampa, Florida entered Heaven's gates, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Born in Tampa,, June 18, 1942 to Edward Lee and Catherine Mercer Rice and preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry. He graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1961 and worked as an Electronic Technician for Sears, later retiring from GTE/Verizon. He was a faithful member of Idlewild Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shurline Rice; daughters, Lisa Miller, Pam Milford (Duane) and Tammy Murphy (James); sister, Cathy Cooper (Al); nine grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, March 10, 2014 with visitation one hour prior to service time at Keystone United Methodist Church, Odessa, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Idlewild Baptist Church, designate Sulphur Springs Mission. Swilley FH 932-6157
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Published in TBO.com on Mar. 9, 2014