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Joseph Rice

October 8, 1947 — January 11, 2015

Joseph Allen Rice, 67, of Danville passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Danville Centre for Health & Rehabilitation. He is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Ella Louise Dilts Rice. Joseph was born in Boyle County to the late Fred and Essie Thomas Rice.


Joseph was a Nursing Attendent for the Logansport State Hospital in Indiana for over 27 years and a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Danville.


Surviving are a special niece and nephew who were his caregivers, Richard and Marcia Reynolds of Danville; two brothers: Howard Curtis Rice and David Rice (Beulah) both of Parksville, and a sister Lillian Allander (Charlie) of Hustonville. Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews.


Along with his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in death by three brothers: Freddie, Douglas, and Michael Rice and two sisters: Nancy Reynolds and Norma Rice.


Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday, January 16, 2015 at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 11 AM-until time of service Friday.


Pallbearers will be Landon Reynolds, Tharen Stevens, Jamie Reynolds, William Hardin, Rick Bowers, Billy Rice, Steve Rice, and Nathan Stevens. Honorary pallbearer will be Leslie Reynolds.


Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice and Parksville Fire and Rescue.

Visitation Details

Friday, January 16th, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm, Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home

Service Details

Friday, January 16th, 2015 1:00pm, Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home

Interment Details

Danville Memorial Gardens

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