In memory of
Robert "Bob" Rice
Robert "Bob" Rice Funeral services for Mr. Robert "Bob" Rice will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, Louisiana with the Dr. Joe Sharp officiating. Interment will follow in Cotile Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, Louisiana. Mr. Rice, age 79, of Cotile, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Rapides Regional Medical Center. Bob was retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. He served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He will be missed dearly by his family. He was a member and trustee of Tioga Independent Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Kennedy Rice, Jr.; two grandsons, Shawn Branson, Dale Griffin; his parents, Nullye & Mary Lois Kennedy Rice; two sisters, Abigail Hyde, Sammy Lane Sharp and his brother, William H. "Bill" Rice. Those left to cherish his memory include his his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Rice; his children, Kathy Freeman of TX, Darryl Wayne Branson of TX, Brenda Hinton (Bennie) of LA, Larry Branson (Glenda) of LA, Cheryl Hines of NC, Michael Rice (Loretta) of LA, Gayle Murrell (Lance) of LA; 29 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grand children. Visitation will be at Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, Monday, April 17, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tioga Independent Baptist Church, 2928 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360 Friends may post online messages of condolences for the Rice family by visiting www.rushfh.com .
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