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Harry Rice

Harry Rice

Saturday, May 14th, 1932 Sunday, September 6th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Harry Clifton Rice

Harry Clifton Rice, 88, of Falling Waters passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his residence.

Born May 14, 1932 in Martinsburg he was the son of the late Edward Leon and Ruth Ellen Dearing Rice.

He retired at the rank of Master Sargent having served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the VFW, Am Vets, and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Lambert Rice; a son, Stephen P. Rice and wife Barbara Ann of Martinsburg; daughters, Ruthanna Hitchcock and husband, Dennis Lapole and Donna Kay Kesler and husband, William all of Falling Waters; a step-son, William M. Kesler and wife, Carrie, of Hagerstown, Maryland; two grandchildren, John Hitchcock and Stephan P. Rice, Jr.; and two step-grandchildren, William C. Kesler and Carrissa Weidel; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Donna Payne of San Francisco, California and Daisy Hite of Martinsburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Anderson Rice; a brother, Thomas Rice; and a sister, Phyllis Faust.

The Brown Funeral Home will be open for family to receive friends only from the hours of 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Visitors will be required to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow directives.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery in Falling Waters.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Visitors will be required to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow directives.
  • Service

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020
    1:00pm
  • Interment

    Harmony Cemetery
    270 Nestle Quarry Rd.
    FALLING WATERS, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

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Donna Payne

Donna Kay. My condolences to you and your siblings and their families. Harry was my “big brother” and I always admired him. I would like to be with you now, but it is not a possibility. I would send a real letter, but don’t have addresses for you or Ruthanna or Stephen.
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Ruthanna Hitchcock

My heart is burdened with the loss of my father but I know at long last he has returned to the loving arms of our mother.
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Joan Gilbert

Betty,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Joan Gilbert - TOPS
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Patti Lowe

I would like to send my condolences to Harry’s family. I met Harry a few times. Harry had warm gentle way about himself. Harry will be missed a lot.
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