The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

December 22, 2013

Floyd Rice

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Floyd Rice, 90, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home in Carthage.

He was born Oct. 11, 1923, to Joseph Rice and Lucy Lowe Rice in Jasper, Mo. Floyd served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. The summer of 1957, Floyd left the Navy and settled in Hawthorn, Calif., before returning the Carthage in 1994. He was a journeyman, painter and contractor in Hawthorn for over 30 years. Floyd was a member of the 32 degree Masons and the Shriners-Scottish Rite.

Floyd married Evelyn Spurgeon on Dec. 23, 1948, in Carthage. She survives.

Survivors include five children, William Rice and wife, Monica, of Golden City, Joe Rice and wife, Jerri, of Carthage, Diana Bjorklund and husband, Richard, of Joplin, Debra Rice, of Carthage and James Rice and wife, Carolyn, of Hawthorn, Calif.; two sisters, Leona Cherry, of Carthage and Iva Jones, of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, Christy Kilpatrick, Kathryn Deer, Kelly Gustafson, Lucy Washburn, Hollie Lee, James Rice, Eric Rice, Russell Rice, Ryan Rice, Michael Rice, Joshua Rice and Matthew Rice; and 18 great-grandchildren, Abigail, Emma, and Calvin Kilpatrick, Alexandrya, Ryan, Nicholas, and Devyn Deer, Allison, Montana, Madelyn, and Grace Washburn, Brynna, Amara, Dawson, Jenna, and Scarlett Lee, Terrance Rice and Violet Rice. Floyd was preceded by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Arthur and Myron Rice; two sisters, Helen and Blanche; and one grandson, Charles E. Rice.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery, Jasper, Mo.

Online condolences can be made at www.ulmerfh.com

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.

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