Joseph Robert Rice

May 26, 2013

Joseph Robert Rice 89, of Frankfort, IN, died at 3:09 p.m. May 26, 2013 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born May 2, 1924 in Rising Sun, Indiana to Joe Carol & Mary Louise (Drescher) Rice. He married Bonnie May Smith on December 29, 1946 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2006. Mr. Rice was a graduate of Martinsville High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from November 18, 1942 until December 14, 1945 in the Pacific. He had lived in Fort Wayne from December 1946 until moving to Frankfort in May of 1948. Mr. Rice was an accountant and worked for Peter Paul for 19 years and Indiana Brass for 8 ½ years. He was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort for over 60 years where he was past Sunday school teacher, Deacon and Trustee, former member of the Lions Club and was a Boy Scout Leader.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Survived by:

Daughter: Patricia A. Nash of Frankfort, Son: Gary Joe Rice of Indianapolis, 3 Brothers: Thomas E. (Barbara) Rice of Lafayette, David L. (Christine) Rice of Elkhart, William E. (Betty) Rice of Elkhart, 2 Grandchildren: Beth Nash of Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Josh (Rhonda) Nash of Beaver Falls, PA.


9 Condolences for “Joseph Robert Rice”

  1. Eric Nelson May 28, 2013 at 12:42 am

    My deepest condolences to the Rice family. From your friends Eric and Ann Marie Nelson.

  2. Ryan Carter May 28, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Hey Gary, I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sincere condolences and prayers are offered from my family to yours.

  3. Sonja Wood May 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Be comforted by loving memories and knowing that your dad is at peace.

  4. Melisa Renner May 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Patty, Beth, Josh, and Rhonda
    We are praying for you all during this difficult time. I always enjoyed Bob’s stories. He was a wonderful man. I’m sure all of you have wonderful memories. Sending you lots of love.
    Luke and Melisa and Family

  5. Beth Garrison May 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Mrs. Nash and Gary sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. Jean Catron May 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Patty, Gary and family –
    Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. My mom always spoke so highly of your dad and his integrity and work ethic. My prayers are with you.

  7. Darla Large May 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Patty & Family,
    John & I are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you all.. Love& God Bless You All!!!! John & Darla Large

  8. Christina (Ross) Snedden May 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Gary – So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I’m praying that all the fond memories you have of him will help ease your grief. He was a wonderful man.

  9. Joe Root May 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Joe was a good friend and will be missed by many. Sorry to hear that he has passed.

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