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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Robert Lee Rice Rice

September 3, 1934July 20, 2019
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On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Robert Lee Rice passed away at age 84 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Bob was born in Mulberry, Kansas on September 3, 1934. He graduated from Mulberry High School in 1952. He served in the Army from 1954-1956. He obtained a BS degree from Pittsburg State in 1960. He had a 48 year career as a CPA. He was the financial director of Chandler and National American Insurance for 35 years. He also served as a director for the Boys Shelter, director of Fulfill a Dream, was a member of the Exchange Club, and was a Mason.

Bob had a passion for dancing and was a collector.

Bob will be lovingly remembered. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Rice; and his twin girls, Jeanie and Julie Rice. He is survived by his sister, Jean Lipsett and her husband, Marvin Lipsett; and their children, Randy and Mike Lipsett. Also survived by his wife, Elaine Rice; and his three children, Caryn Bennett, Kevin and Brandon Rice; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his step children, Tiara Cartwright, Serena McBride, and their children.

Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Thursday July 25, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

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  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Biography

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Robert Lee Rice passed away at age 84 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Bob was born in Mulberry, Kansas on September 3, 1934. He graduated from Mulberry High School in 1952. He served in the Army from 1954-1956. He obtained a BS degree from Pittsburg State in 1960. He had a 48 year career as a CPA. He was the financial director of Chandler and National American Insurance for 35 years. He also served as a director for the Boys Shelter, director of Fulfill a Dream, was a member of the Exchange Club, and was a Mason.

Bob had a passion for dancing and was a collector.

Bob will be lovingly remembered. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Rice; and his twin girls, Jeanie and Julie Rice. He is survived by his sister, Jean Lipsett and her husband, Marvin Lipsett; and their children, Randy and Mike Lipsett. Also survived by his wife, Elaine Rice; and his three children, Caryn Bennett, Kevin and Brandon Rice; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his step children, Tiara Cartwright, Serena McBride, and their children.

Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Thursday July 25, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com