Kenneth Melvin Rice
February 7, 1958 – January 3, 2019
Kenneth Melvin Rice of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away in his sleep on January 3, 2019, at the age of 60. Visitation will be held Monday, January 7th from 5 PM until 8 PM at Valhalla Chapel. The Funeral Service will be at 2 PM on Tuesday, January 8th, at Valhalla Funeral Home, with Reverend H.E. LaFevor officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Kenneth was born in Paynesville, Ohio on February 7, 1958. He graduated from J.O. Johnson High School in 1975. Kenneth achieved success as a businessman, founding and running Trim Masters Tree Service for over 30 years.
Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Shellie Rice Hodge, her husband Richie Hodge and their two children, Hayden and Aida; his father and mother Kenneth Harold Rice and Mary Lou Rice; his sisters, Linda Ann Tillman and Betty Jean Barksdale and the rest of his family and friends. He will be missed deeply and loved forever.
- Shellie Rice Hodge (Richie), Daughter
- Hayden and Aida Hodge, Grandchildren
- Kenneth Harold and Mary Lou Rice, Parents
- Linda Ann Tillman, Sister
- Betty Jean Barksdale, Sister
- the rest of his family and friends.
- Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Kenneth Melvin Rice
February 20, 2019
January 12, 2019
I knew Ken from Earls small engines from years ago. We would get together some. He was a great guy. I hate I put off getting in touch with him like I did.
January 7, 2019
Kenny I am so glad that I got to see you back in Sept. You don’t know how much I have missed you and your family. Your family is my second family and I am so lucky to have that. When we were all growing up on the block you could sure be a little toot and a pest especially when Linda Betty or myself had our boyfriends come over you had to hide in the trees and spy as you called it. But we always forgave you because we loved you. You grew up to be an awesome dad and brother but then again you always were. I love you very much and you will always remain in my heart and in my thoughts. Fly high my sweet brother and give my dad and my son Todd a hug for me. (I know we aren’t blood related but in my heart your family will always be very precious to me). Love and Prayers Cathy your cross the Street Sister