Franklin Rice, son of Frank Patrick Rice and Clemmie Parker Rice was born on December 11, 1940, in Conroe, Texas and passed away peacefully on May 9, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia, and is now at the feet of Jesus Christ.
He was married to Leota Schmalz Rice and this union was blessed with four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
His humble and giving life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: Danna Ann Rice, Darrin Rice and wife Julie, Dawn Davis and husband Frank, Darrell Rice and wife Brenda. Six grandchildren: Reagan Martin and husband Randy, Heather Rubio and husband Bryan, Riley Davis and wife Rylee, Jake Rice and fiancé Taylor Heard, Diego Rice and Nadia Rice, as well as, one great granddaughter, River Lyn Martin.
Frank was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Conroe and his faith in Jesus Christ has been instilled in all of his family. Making sure that everyone has accepted and loved Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior was very important to him. As a result of his generous spirit and humble personality, he was loved by many and his influence in the lives he touched will forever remain in all those who knew him.
Frank was a Mason and member of the Conroe Lodge #748. He loved hunting, fishing, coaching, working out, but most of all PawPaw loved his family and grandchildren. Hearing his gentle voice sing "You Are My Sunshine" and "Jesus Loves Me" will never fade from our hearts.
Frank was proceeded in death by his parents Frank and Clemmie Rice; brothers Robert (Bob) Rice, Garvey Rice, Patrick (Pat) Rice, Fred Rice; Sisters LaVern Rice, Ethel McKee and Alma Breiner. Survived by: brothers Jerry Rice and wife Jo Katherine, Edwin Rice and wife Roxie, and Daniel (Buzzy) Rice and wife Sally; sisters Mary Sue Leonard and husband John and Ann Fitzpatrick and husband Ronnie; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.
Frank's grandsons, Riley, Jake, Diego, Bryan and Randy will serve as honorary pallbearers.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery, 1703 Porter Rd, Conroe TX 77301
Published in The Courier of Montgomery County from May 12 to May 13, 2021.