The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 12, 2013

Robert B. "Bob" Rice

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Robert B. "Bob" Rice, 63, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Frontenac Public Cemetery in Frontenac, Kan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home, of Wichita Falls.

A son of the late, Georgie (Carroll) and Bob Rice, Bob was born on June 3, 1949, in San Bernadino, Calif. He worked for many years at TXU and loved reading meters. Bob also enjoyed fishing, playing poker and making funnel cakes. His motto was, "Whistle while you work."

Bob is survived by his sons, Jason Rice and wife, Jamie, of Archer City, Shawn Rice and wife, Jenifer, of Mount Vernon, Mo., and Jeremy Rice and wife, Rebekah, of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Bailey Rice, Kannon Rice, Brooke Rice, Gabriel Rice, Alexis Rice, Johnathon Rice, Vanessa Rice, Andrew Rice and Tayler Rice; brothers, Jimmy Rice and wife, Lois, of Missouri, and Dennis Rice and wife, Debbie, of Kansas; sisters, Carolyn Vediz and husband, Francis, of Kansas, and Pam Pearcey and husband, Ron, of Missouri; former wife and friend, Jackie Bills, of Wichita Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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