OBITUARY

Eugene W Rice Jr.

9 July, 194119 November, 2020

Eugene “Jake” William Rice Jr., 79 of Martinsburg, passed away on November 19, 2020. He was resting peacefully at home, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Along with his entire family, lifelong friends, and fellow Christians. He was born as a preemie, only child, on July 9, 1941 to the late Eugene W. Rice Sr. and Geraldine Violet (McDowell) Rice. He was so small, he was kept in a regular size shoe box as his crib. He later grew into a giant of a man and was no longer small in stature. He was employed at Corning Glass Works for approximately 32 years before he retired in 1996. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara F. “Bobby” Rice; three sons: Thomas Aaron Rice (Candi Renee Rice), Edward Clifton Rice (Linda Ann Sine, and Michael David Rice (Julie Ann Rice); grandchildren: Aaron Robert Rice, Alexis Renee Rice, Thomas Andrew Rice, Laura Roseanne Magruder, and Brittany Marie Rice; and two great grandchildren: Kylee Sue Omps and Henery Stewart Wibly. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by twin sons whom passed at birth: Charles William Rice and Christopher William Rice. Friends will be received on Monday November 23 from 6-8 pm, at Rosedale Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday November 24 at 10 am at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 23 November , 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 24 November , 2020

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Essie Stanley

December 1, 2020

Aunt Bobby and uncle Jake’s house was my second home growing up; I spent my days before & after school there, & my summers running around their house carefree & loved. My most beautiful memories of Uncle Jake are the small moments that matter; he was like a second dad to me. He was the silly uncle who wore boxers outside his shorts on my 16th birthday, he was the hug in front of tears when I was teased at school, and the laughter that brought reason to my Aunt Bobby’s smile. Uncle Jake brought sunshine into our world and he will be forever missed. Love you more Uncle Jake .. love always your niece

Barbara Glascoe (Grimm)

November 23, 2020

To Bobbie and Family
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all . I know he going to be sadly miss He would make me laugh and smile very time . He was a jokester . He was one of kind .

FAITH HEDGES

November 22, 2020

MIKE, I'M SO SORRY FOR YOU. YOUR MOM AND DAD TOLD ME THAT YOU ALL WERE REALLY A BIG HELP TO THEM. TELL YOUR MOM I SAID I WAS SORRY AND THINKING OF HER. MAWMAWFAITH

Ann Bradshaw

November 22, 2020

To Jake’s Family, please accept my condolences in the passing of Jake. I feel like I have known him the better part of my life. I remember him coming into Nichols when I worked there years ago. Then when Danny Nichols did repairs on my home place, Jake worked with him. They were a pair! Later in years when I bought another home I needed a roof. I was given Tom’s name and who was there to help..... Jake. Jake was always the same thru out the years. Always a big smile and a kind word. I am sure he probably was like that with everyone he came in touch with. Rest In Peace Jake.