William H Rice, Sr.

September 24, 1932 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 88)


Mr. William H. "Bill" Rice, Sr., 88 of Covington, passed away on the morning of January 18, 2021 at his home. Mr. Rice was a United States Air Force Veteran, a graduate from the LSU School of Banking, served on the Exchange Club, Covington Jaycees, the Industrial Development Board, was a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington where he served as a deacon, RA's teacher, treasurer for several terms, the Property and Space Committee, and was in charge of the church fish fry.

Mr. Rice is survived by his wife, Joyce Vineyard Rice; his daughters, Julie Beth Rice of Covington and Lisa R. Dickinson (Rick) of Franklin, TN; his son, William "Hal" Rice, Jr. of Covington; his brother, Neil Rice (Helen) of Jacksonville, FL; his brother-in-law, Bill Irby of Germantown; his four grandchildren, Kelly Collins (Josh), Ashley Johnson (Neil), Ryne Dickinson, and Eli Dickinson; and his four great-grandchildren, Drew and Kenzie Collins and Abbie and Sam Johnson. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents, Farris D. and Lina Mai Leach Rice; and by his sister, Ann Rice Irby. 

Visitation for Mr. Rice will be held on Friday, January 22nd, from 11:30 - 1:30 at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 in Covington Memorial Gardens with Rev. Cliff Marion officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for memorials to be sent to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.  

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January 22, 2021

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
1701 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN 38019

Graveside Service
January 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Covington Memorial Gardens

Covington, TN 38019

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